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The Cyclone (1996)

Il ciclone (original title)
Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will twist Levante and his family life.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leonardo Pieraccioni Leonardo Pieraccioni ... Levante Quarini
Lorena Forteza Lorena Forteza ... Caterina
Barbara Enrichi Barbara Enrichi ... Selvaggia Quarini
Massimo Ceccherini Massimo Ceccherini ... Libero Quarini
Sergio Forconi Sergio Forconi ... Osvaldo Quarini
Alessandro Haber Alessandro Haber ... Naldone
Tosca D'Aquino ... Carlina
Ana Valeria Dini Ana Valeria Dini ... Ines
Giovanni Pellegrino Giovanni Pellegrino ... Nello
Paolo Hendel Paolo Hendel ... Pippo
Natalia Estrada Natalia Estrada ... Penelope
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alessio Caruso Alessio Caruso ... Alejandro
Patrizia Corti Patrizia Corti ... Franca
Giovanni Ferreri Giovanni Ferreri ... (as Gianni Ferreri)
Giuliano Grande Giuliano Grande ... Giulianone
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Storyline

Levante lives in a small city near Florence (Tuscany, Italy) and his life is plain and a bit boring, until the day the twister arrives: a bus with six Spanish flamenco dancers that will twist Levante and his family life.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1996 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cyclone See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

ITL 679,831,000 (Italy), 13 December 1996
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Trivia

Near the end, when Levante and Caterina walks during the night, it is discovered that both love "bruschetta" and Levante says that in Spain are called "Las Fettuntas". This is a joke related to the fact that most Italians try to speak Spanish just adding an "s" to every word and the fact that in the Tuscan dialect the "bruschetta" are called "fettunta". See more »

Goofs

In the Italian original version, almost all Spanish characters (flamenco dancers), when speaking in Spanish, make a lot of mistakes, showing clearly that they are not at all native speakers (although they are supposed not to speak Italian either). The accent is more or less correct, but it all sounds strange and disturbing to a native speaker. See more »

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Comment from an Italian guy
6 September 2002 | by digitononcogitoSee all my reviews

First of all let me say that I had to think a lot about writing a comment for this movie. The best review for this kind of Cinema can be just the silence. Movie addressed to housewives and to grandmothers. This movie tries to look "genuine" and the characters should be supposed "real people". An Italian could never think that the characters might be "real": they are just "low-profile" stereotypes. It gives a very misguised vision of what life is in the Italian countryside. The plot is weak (plot? which plot?) and the humour does not make laugh anyone older than 12.


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