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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

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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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

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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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23 July 1999 | by peonzioSee 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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