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Alberto Express (1990)

A young Italian, living in Paris with his French wife, is about to become a father. Before the baby is born, Alberto must repay his father for every expense from his own birth until he left... See full summary »

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Arthur Joffé
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Castellitto ... Alberto Capuano
Nino Manfredi ... Le père d'Alberto
Marie Trintignant ... Clara
Marco Messeri ... Le contrôleur
Eugenia Marruzzo Eugenia Marruzzo ... Juliette
Thomas Langmann ... Alberto adolescent
Dennis Goldson Dennis Goldson ... Le noir
Roland Amstutz Roland Amstutz ... Le serveur
Michel Aumont ... L'endetté
Jeanne Moreau ... La baronne
Angela Goodwin Angela Goodwin ... La mère
Stephane Boyenval Stephane Boyenval ... Le serveur sandwiches
Fabien Chombart Fabien Chombart ... Jeune garcon train
François Maisongrosse François Maisongrosse ... La pére du jeune garcon
Sandra Extercatte Sandra Extercatte ... La fille de réve
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A young Italian, living in Paris with his French wife, is about to become a father. Before the baby is born, Alberto must repay his father for every expense from his own birth until he left home. It's a family tradition, virtually a family curse. With little money in hand, he jumps on a train to Italy, the "Alberto Express," to return to his father. During the journey, he tries scheme after scheme to secure a windfall. En route, he also has a magical encounter with generations of his paternal ancestors, each of them adding again and again the sums owed them by their sons. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Canada | France

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French | Italian

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5 September 1990 (France) See more »

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Castellitto and Joffe= Success!
14 September 2007 | by filmsdupainSee all my reviews

I gotta say, the best work Sergio Castellitto has ever done has been with French director Arthur Joffe (Ne Quittez Pas, Albreto Express, Que La Lumiere Soit). Joffe brings out the best in Castellitto, heck, in fact, he practically discovered the guy!! Thanks to Joffe, Castellitto has emerged as one of the most outstanding actors from Italy, if not in the world. I suggest "Alberto Express" to everyone expecting a child, both men and women. It is a funny, charming, fantastic and exciting story! BRAVO to Arthur Joffe and Sergio Castellitto for making an unforgettable and touching film! If you like their collaboration, then go see "Ne Quittez Pas" (Local Call)!


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