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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

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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Final theatrical film of Michèle Morgan. See more »

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

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A wonderful tale of awakening. Mastroianni is excellent.
9 October 2003 | by Ymir4See all my reviews

Giuseppe Tornatore is best known for the excellent, Oscar-winning "Cinema Paradiso," but unlike that film, "Everybody's Fine" is rarely talked about. One of my all-time favorite actors, Marcello Mastroianni (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita, Big Deal on Madonna Street), plays Don Matteo, an aging Sicilian father of five who goes on a trip throughout Italy to try and visit all of his children. This is a trip of revelation for Matteo, who believes his children to be happy and wealthy. Gradually, the truth comes down.

Throughout the movie, Matteo is haunted by dreams of a beautiful Felliniesque day at a beach in which a caravan of horses are destroyed by an ominous descending black balloon that also steals his children. This isn't the only thing in the film that is inspired by Fellini, there are a LOT of things in here that echo the great Fellini's work (including a shot of a bus driving by our main character, it's passangers with their hands on the windows glaringly staring at him...GOOD STUFF).

It's a very warm, sentimental film, and I thought it was quite wonderful. Legendary composer Ennio Morricone's extraordinary score fits the film like a glove.


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