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Compagni di scuola (1988)

Former high school friends meet for a party after 15 years, only to discover that much of the innocence and friendship is gone.

Director:

Carlo Verdone

Writers:

Carlo Verdone (story), Rossella Contessi (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlo Verdone ... Piero 'Il Patata' Ruffolo
Christian De Sica ... Ciardulli aka Tony Brando
Nancy Brilli Nancy Brilli ... Federica
Eleonora Giorgi ... Valeria Donati
Massimo Ghini ... On. Mauro Valenzani
Angelo Bernabucci Angelo Bernabucci ... Walter Finocchiaro
Natasha Hovey ... Cristina Romagnoli
Giusi Cataldo Giusi Cataldo ... Margherita Serafini
Luisa Maneri ... Gloria Montanari
Athina Cenci Athina Cenci ... Maria Rita Amoroso
Piero Natoli Piero Natoli ... Luca Guglielmi
Alessandro Benvenuti Alessandro Benvenuti ... Lino Santolamazza
Maurizio Ferrini Maurizio Ferrini ... Armando Lepore
Isa Gallinelli Isa Gallinelli ... Jolanda Scarpellini
Giovanni Vettorazzo Giovanni Vettorazzo ... Francesco Toscani
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Federica, mantenuta di lusso, riunisce nella sua villa al mare, dopo quindici anni dalla licenza liceale, un folto gruppo di ex-compagni di scuola: Maria Rita, single e psicologa; Gloria, ragazza madre; Valeria, giornalista ; Gioia, sterile e un po' fuori di testa; Jolanda, petulante zitella; Margherita, insoddisfatta moglie di un gelosissimo carabiniere; Francesco, imbellito ma insoddisfatto; Fabris, il bello della classe, peggiorato fisicamente e persino calvo; Luca, ex-marito di Valeria, vignettista satirico; Bruno, cantante fallito; Attemi, videomane; Armando, eterno bambinone; Gino, magistrato finto paralitico; Mauro, squallido politicante; Ottavio, insopportabile sapientone; Finocchiaro, burino macellaio; Piero "il Patata", estroverso professore di liceo, afflitto da una moglie volgare ed ingenuamente innamorato della sua allieva Cristina. Dal pomeriggio all'alba successiva, l'incontro rivela le illusioni, le nevrosi ed i fallimenti di una generazione piena di problemi. Alla ... Written by rosebud6

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 December 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Az osztálytalálkozó See more »

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1.78 : 1
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a wonderful movie
23 June 2015 | by alex-780-653143See all my reviews

I have lost count of how many times I have watched, and watched again, this masterpiece of Italian cinema. A tragicomedy that sums up the goals missed and the delusions achieved in life. And vice-versa..

15 years is indeed a long time, and if you decide to "review your life", do it with those who have been around all along.

It is indeed a wonderful movie, a snapshot of the Italian life (applicable however also to other cultures, just think of "friend-face", the memorable episode of The IT crowd) and you will see the aim of the exercise: to try and appear successful before the eyes of, let's face it, complete strangers.

I love it.

"look at you then. Look at you know"


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