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Strane storie (1994)

During a train journey, to please his bored daughter, a father tells her three stories. In the first a man discovers that, because he hasn't payed the air-bill, he can't breath any more. ... See full summary »

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... Father
Consuelo Strangarone ... Daughter
Ivano Marescotti ... Passenger / Giovanni Reggio / Tender Man / Attilio
Silvia Cohen ... Passenger / Clerk / Franca / Rich Southern Woman
Mariella Valentini ... Passenger / Teresa
Alfredo Pea ... Passenger / Architect Carlo
Sebastiano Filocamo ... Ticket Inspector / Debt Collector
Eugenio Ravo ... Camorrista / Drink Seller
Roberto Mantovani ... Lawyer
Gianni Quillilo ... Taxi Driver
Giorgio Melazzi ... Organ Seller
Danilo Iannetta ... Rich Southern Son
Valentina Maccagnan ... Rich Southern Daughter
Gabriele Fantoni ... Poor Northern Son
Alison J. Forest ... Poor Northern Daughter (as Alison Forest)
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During a train journey, to please his bored daughter, a father tells her three stories. In the first a man discovers that, because he hasn't payed the air-bill, he can't breath any more. The run to the air-office is full of problems. In the second a lonely woman buys in a supermarket a man marked "tender". When she comes to know that the "product" is out of date, she gives it back furiously. In the third story the natural antipathy between two families, who differ by social status, geographical and cultural origin, becomes worse and worse, until a true war. In the end the train stops in the countryside, the passengers get down curiously, and discover the rest of the "Italicus", a train destroyed by a bomb in the 70's. The true responsibles were never discovered: another weird story... Written by Paolo Dall'Aglio <aglio@sissa.it>

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20 January 1995 (Italy)  »

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my comments on 'strange stories'
6 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

'Strange stories' is nowhere close to being a horror flick. But what struck me about the movie was the fear it put into me. The situations were bizarre, but the emotions were very real. They were emotions that you and I feel on a day to day basis. Desperation. Hate. Desire. Loneliness. Anger. At any given point in the movie, any one of us could have been the protagonist. Right from the father (also the narrator of the story) who includes his co-passengers as characters in his plots (diagonally opposed to how they appear in real life; like the sophisticated lady is a uncouth foul mouthed woman in his story) to entertain his inquisitive daughter.

The strange stories he creates toying with the desperation of a man who forgets to pay his oxygen bill, the woman who buys a mate at a supermarket only to discover that he's expired commodity, the families, in a peaceful neighborhood, who go to war, literally. Each one is a sordid tale of what lies inside of us all. That's what scares. The fact that the narrator's exaggeration may not be far from the truth. At the same time, in the end, the tale is robbed off the narrator's hands as he realizes that life's taken a turn and placed him in a strange story instead.


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