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Everybody's Fine (1990)

Stanno tutti bene (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 31 May 1991 (USA)
Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat (responsible mainly for the writing of birth certificates) and a father of five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible... See full summary »

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Giuseppe Tornatore
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcello Mastroianni ... Matteo Scuro
Michèle Morgan ... Woman in train
Valéria Cavalli ... Tosca
Marino Cenna Marino Cenna ... Canio
Norma Martelli Norma Martelli ... Norma
Roberto Nobile ... Guglielmo
Salvatore Cascio ... Alvaro enfant
Matteo Lo Piparo Matteo Lo Piparo
Mariangela Randazzo Mariangela Randazzo
Gaia Restino Gaia Restino
Paride Zappala Paride Zappala
Leo Gullotta ... Uomo armato sul tetto
Antonella Attili ... Matteo's Mother
Nicola Di Pinto
Sylvie Fennec Sylvie Fennec
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Storyline

Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat (responsible mainly for the writing of birth certificates) and a father of five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible jobs. He decides to surprise each with a visit to know how they live. The film is a veritable travelogue across contemporary Italy, as Matteo journeys to Naples, Rome, Florence, Milan, and Turin to search for each of his sons. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

31 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Everybody's Fine See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,745,470
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Cameo Ennio Morricone as orquesta director of La Traviata. See more »

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Remade as Everybody's Fine (2009) See more »

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One of the best films in your lifetime
9 February 2003 | by ar656See all my reviews

I saw this film many years ago, and still think of it as one of the finest movies ever. The reason I came today to comment it is that while reviewing the comments about another film I saw yesterday, I find that that that one was among the 50 best films in IMDB. While that move was good, I could not see how this one is not even among the 250 best.

If you are a father of children who moved away, or if you are a child who moved away from your birthplace, you will appreciate this movie. It applies to Italian immigrants, or to African immigrants in Italy (there is a scene showing them sleeping in cardboard boxes that shows how human is that experience of being alone in a foreign place). you do not even have to leave your country, as this movie shows, to find yourself trying to make it alone, and trying to make your parents believe that you are OK. Of course, like in every good lie, some help from the person being lied is also needed.

If you can rent it, or if you hear of this movie being shown on your local station, please see it. It will be one of the best movies you will se in your life. It is a 10/10 for me.


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