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What Time Is It? (1989)

Che ora è? (original title)
The visit of a lawer to his military son is an opportunity to recall the past, discuss the future and find a meeting point between two diametrically opposite personalities.

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Ettore Scola
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Cast overview:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Marcello, The Father
Massimo Troisi ... Michele, the son
Anne Parillaud ... Loredana
Renato Moretti Renato Moretti ... Sor Pietro
Lou Castel ... Fisherman
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A father and his son who lived seperated for some time meet each other one day and try to talk their problems over and understand their diametrical differences. Written by Volker Boehm

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This movie will speak to generations to come!!
17 November 2006 | by altmar79-1See all my reviews

Mastroianni and Troisi show in this movie what it means to be a honest actor. They act in the Italy of the late 80s. The feelings of modernity mix with the memories of the past. Mastroianni is a father who doesn't know his son for who he truly is. This makes him suffer, nonetheless Scola sends the message that it is never to late to sort out some sort of compromise between a father and son who love each other. Troisi on his part represents a character who lives life without all the fuss buzzing the 'successful' life. In those days as well as today a really difficult thing to do. The simplicity and cleanliness with which they share their feelings as characters is really fulfilling. This movie is a gift they made to us and both actors and director delivered a truly minimalist piece of art. Thank you!!!!


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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 April 1990 (France) See more »

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Wie spät ist es? See more »

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