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Long Live the Lady! (1987)

Lunga vita alla signora! (original title)
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Credited cast:
Marco Esposito Marco Esposito ... Libenzio
Simona Brandalise Simona Brandalise ... Corinna
Stafania Busarello Stafania Busarello ... Anna
Simone Dalla Rosa Simone Dalla Rosa ... Mao
Tarcisio Tosi Tarcisio Tosi ... PG (Pigi)
Marisa Abbate Marisa Abbate ... La 'Signorina'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Aldighieri Franco Aldighieri ... Il ribelle
Giorgio Ambrosini Giorgio Ambrosini ... Il barman
Michele Authier Michele Authier ... Un clown
Furio Baggio Furio Baggio ... Il professore della scuola alberghiera
Anna Maria Balestra Anna Maria Balestra ... La donna Poor
Oscar Baliardini Oscar Baliardini ... Il commendatore Fort
Lucia Bellucci Lucia Bellucci ... Il signor Log
Anna Maria Bernucci Anna Maria Bernucci ... L'infermiera
Gabriella Bertazzo Gabriella Bertazzo ... La signora Ast
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8 September 1987 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Kauan eläköön signora! See more »

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1.33 : 1
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My favorite movie of all time.
5 June 2004 | by editor-118See all my reviews

It's hard to put a movie I've only seen twice into the same class of perfection as 'Casablanca' and other 'greatest ever' films, but I still believe "Long Live the Signora" may be one of the most perfect films ever made. Directed by one of Italy's most famous directors, you would expect this Venice Film Festival silver medal winner to be more available, but it's almost impossible to find, even in film stores in Italy and France. Perhaps it left a more vivid impression on me because I saw it in Paris, a day after I saw "Death in Venice" for the first time. Try to see if YOU don't see the uncanny resemblance between the 'perfect' adolescent girl in this movie, and the 'perfect' boy in "Death in Venice" (both chosen for purity of beauty and risk of fall from innocence). If there weren't decades and nationalities between these two actors, I'd believe they were twins. Seeing the films one after the other made me truly believe the director had actually chosen her with this resemblance in mind. In any case, the movie may be too slow for most Americans. But for those who appreciate simple, pure character studies, you may fall as deeply in love with this movie as I did. I remember it as being the most technically perfect movie I've ever seen and a MUST SEE for all serious film lovers. Decide for yourself. The timing, the dialog, the insight into the minds of the youthful servants, and the generational contrasts were just classic. Simply unparalleled. A beautiful film that marked me for life. U.S. title: "Long Live the Lady!"


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