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Good morning Babilonia (1987)

After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood... See full summary »

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Paolo Taviani (story), Vittorio Taviani (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Spano ... Nicola Bonnano
Joaquim de Almeida ... Andrea Bonnano
Greta Scacchi ... Edna Bonnano
Désirée Nosbusch ... Mabel Bonnano (as Desiree Becker)
Omero Antonutti ... Bonanno aka Babbo
Bérangère Bonvoisin Bérangère Bonvoisin ... Mrs. Griffith
David Brandon ... Grass, Griffith's Production Manager
Brian Freilino Brian Freilino ... Thompson, Griffith's Assistant
Margarita Lozano ... The Venetian
Massimo Venturiello Massimo Venturiello ... Duccio Bonnano
Andrea Prodan Andrea Prodan ... Irish Cameraman
Charles Dance ... D.W. Griffith
Dorotea Ausenda Dorotea Ausenda
Ugo Bencini Ugo Bencini
Daniel Bosch Daniel Bosch
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Storyline

After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood designing sets for D.W. Griffith and marry beautiful actresses, but tragedy strikes with the arrival of World War I, which finds the brothers fighting on opposite sides... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Once upon a time there were Andrea, Nicola and D.W. Griffith...

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | France | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 May 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Morning, Babylon See more »

Filming Locations:

Livorno, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$183,700
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmtre,Rai 1,Films A2 See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Publicity for this picture promoted the film as "An American Fable". See more »

Goofs

The director D.W. Griffith is sat into his car and looking outside the right window, attracted by the Italian Pavillion of the Universal Expo in San Francisco. He asks the driver to stop, gets down, walks around the car and, on the left side, looks again towards the Pavillion (that should have been on the right side) See more »

Quotes

D.W. Griffith: Never mind. Artists communicate through their work.
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Connections

References Cabiria (1914) See more »

Soundtracks

La Bottega Dei Miracoli /The Shop
Composed by Nicola Piovani
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striking softly
20 July 2001 | by alirezatSee all my reviews

the last scene was the key to enter the whole fact of the film. Two brothers in 2 fronts against eachother, but the brother from US holds his hands up to show he is defeated by the other brother. But the film tells us why it shows us these brothers story: FILM...which makes people eternal on the celluloids. It shows us people in different centuries who worked on that church but the only ones whom we know are these brothers, because they curved themselves on the film which was in a camera around. Wow, the Film was softly striking... I wanted not to watch at first, but the first scene grabbed my heart and make me stay to watch it completely...


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