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Palombella rossa (1989)

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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michele Apicella
... Coach of 'Rari Nantes Monteverde'
Mariella Valentini ... Reporter
Alfonso Santagata ... Tiresome guy #1
Claudio Morganti ... Tiresome guy #2
... Valentina
Eugenio Masciari ... Referee
Mario Patanè ... Simone
Antonio Petrocelli ... Fascist
Remo Remotti ... Alter ego of coach
... Michele's friend
Giovanni Buttafava ... Psychanalyst
Gabriele Ceracchini ... Michele as a boy
Luisanna Pandolfi ... Michele's mother
Imre Budavari ... Himself
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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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E ti vengo a cercare
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Written by Franco Battiato
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23 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

If you are Italian and old enough to have lived there in the 70s/80s, then you will probably get the point of this movie: Moretti's conflictual relationship with the (then) Italian Communist Party. But that doesn't change the fact that the film is weird and delirious.

If your clique is the intellectual/radical/snobbish kind, you'll have to say that the movie is superb.

If none of the above applies, then pick another film.


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