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Cari fottutissimi amici (1994)

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Tuscany, August 1944: the Allies have just entered Florence, Italy is devasted by the war, and the people are hungry. "Dieci", who claims to have been a boxer and a manager, gathers a group... See full summary »

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Mario Monicelli
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paolo Villaggio ... Dieci
Massimo Ceccherini ... Marlini
Vittorio Rap Vittorio Rap ... Callicchero
Marco Graziani Marco Graziani ... Calamai
Giuseppe Oppedisano Giuseppe Oppedisano ... Taddei
Elijah Raynard Childs Elijah Raynard Childs ... Washington
Béatrice Macola ... Testa di rapa
Antonella Ponziani Antonella Ponziani ... Wilma
Stefano Davanzati Stefano Davanzati ... Drago
Paolo Hendel Paolo Hendel ... Rag. Fortini
Novello Novelli Novello Novelli ... Zingaro
Eva Grimaldi ... Topona
Sergio Pierattini Sergio Pierattini ... Poeta
Giovanni Pellegrino Giovanni Pellegrino ... Gambetta
Antonella Fattori Antonella Fattori ... Sposa Drago
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Tuscany, August 1944: the Allies have just entered Florence, Italy is devasted by the war, and the people are hungry. "Dieci", who claims to have been a boxer and a manager, gathers a group of young men in order to organise boxing matches to get something to eat... Written by Sembola

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Also Known As:

Dear Goddamned Friends See more »

Filming Locations:

Tuscany, Italy

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Penta Film, Officina Film See more »
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Dolby

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Surviving Is Better than Living
3 September 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In August 1944, in the chaotic post-war Italy, the former boxer Dieci (Paolo Villaggi) organizes a troupe of five young starving men to fight box for food and small change in villages avid to celebrate the end of the war. While heading to Monteriggioni in an old truck, Diece rescues the black American private Washington (Childs Elijah Raynard) from an Italian family. Later he invites the fascist Rosa, who had her hair cut like a man to indicate that she was a traitor, to join the group. When they meet a troop of American soldiers, they are invited to exhibit in their base. Back on the road, they meet Wilma (Antonella Ponziani), who asks for a lift and invites them to a wedding party. During their trip, they learn lessons of life, friendship and betrayal. Years later, Dieci concludes that surviving is better than living.

"Cari Fottutissimi Amici" is a dramatic and extremely funny black comedy. The environment of a country in the post-war is unusual for a comedy, but Mario Monicelli gives the right doses of humor and drama in a perfect balance, and the story is never hysterically funny or corny. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Caros F… Amigos" ("Dear F... Friends")


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