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Red Wood Pigeon (1989)

Palombella rossa (original title)
Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As ... See full summary »

Director:

Nanni Moretti

Writers:

Nanni Moretti (screenplay), Nanni Moretti (story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nanni Moretti ... Michele Apicella
Silvio Orlando ... Mario / Coach of 'Rari Nantes Monteverde'
Mariella Valentini Mariella Valentini ... La giornalista / Reporter
Alfonso Santagata Alfonso Santagata ... Comunista ossessivo / Tiresome guy #1
Claudio Morganti Claudio Morganti ... Comunista ossessivo / Tiresome guy #2
Asia Argento ... Valentina
Eugenio Masciari Eugenio Masciari ... L'arbitro / Referee
Mario Patanè Mario Patanè ... Simone, il cattolico ossessivo
Antonio Petrocelli Antonio Petrocelli ... Il fascista / Fascist
Remo Remotti Remo Remotti ... Santone di Mario / Alter ego of coach
Fabio Traversa ... Il vecchio amico / Michele's friend
Giovanni Buttafava Giovanni Buttafava ... Psicoanalista / Psychanalyst
Gabriele Ceracchini Gabriele Ceracchini ... Michele ragazzo / Michele as a boy
Luisanna Pandolfi Luisanna Pandolfi ... Madre di Michele / Michele's mother
Imre Budavari Imre Budavari ... Self
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Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As the match is about to finish, he misses the penalty which would have let his team draw the match and keep the leadership. Written by Roberto Cavenaghi <yogurts@galactica.it>

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Comedy | Sport

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Referenced in The Thing (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

E ti vengo a cercare
(1988)
Written by Franco Battiato
Performed by various characters
Courtesy of EMI Music Italy Spa
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Where is My Mind?
27 April 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Michele is the leader of the Italian communist party and a professional water polo player. On this day he has just lost his memory following a (very stupid) car accident. So he has to discover the intricacies of his life again, and he does so through the naive eyes of the anxious child he used to be - through an improvised psychoanalytic trip symbolized by the friendships and adversities of a water polo game.

While she may not be the star, I appreciate that Asia Argento had a part here. I always felt like she was not really in much beyond her father's films or the films of her father's friends, at least at first. But this is a clear exception, because there is nothing about this movie that says Dario Argento was involved.


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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 September 1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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Color
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