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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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Nanni Moretti

Writers:

Nanni Moretti (screenplay), Nanni Moretti (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nanni Moretti ... Michele Apicella
Silvio Orlando ... Coach of 'Rari Nantes Monteverde'
Mariella Valentini Mariella Valentini ... Reporter
Alfonso Santagata Alfonso Santagata ... Tiresome guy #1
Claudio Morganti Claudio Morganti ... Tiresome guy #2
Asia Argento ... Valentina
Eugenio Masciari Eugenio Masciari ... Referee
Mario Patanè Mario Patanè ... Simone
Antonio Petrocelli Antonio Petrocelli ... Fascist
Remo Remotti Remo Remotti ... Alter ego of coach
Fabio Traversa ... Michele's friend
Giovanni Buttafava Giovanni Buttafava ... Psychanalyst
Gabriele Ceracchini Gabriele Ceracchini ... Michele as a boy
Luisanna Pandolfi Luisanna Pandolfi ... Michele's mother
Imre Budavari Imre Budavari ... Himself
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Sport

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 September 1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Wood Pigeon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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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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That's why I love this movie...
4 December 2001 | by ortyepefySee all my reviews

I think Palombella Rossa is the best movie of Nanni Moretti (but I am afraid that non-italians people may not think the same, because there are several references to the situation of Italy, both in the 70's and at the time of the movie, that is 1989).

I also think that it is easy to like Moretti (and his movies) very much or dislike him (and his movies) very much. It is much more difficult to stay in the middle.

I personally find in this movie a wonderful mix of humour, fun and poetry. I also appreciate a lot the choice of music and songs and the images from Doctor Zivago (which is immortal, in my opinion).

I think people who liked Moretti movies like April, Son's room and Dear Diary should see this one as well, and I hope they will enjoy it.


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