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Traveling Companion (1996)

Compagna di viaggio (original title)
In Rome, Cora is a waitress at a club, walks people's dogs, sleeps with various men, kips with pals, and has a salty tongue. She also has a bruised history: her mother's suicide, her ... See full summary »

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Peter Del Monte

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michel Piccoli ... Cosimo
Asia Argento ... Cora
Lino Capolicchio ... Pepe
Silvia Cohen Silvia Cohen ... Ada
Max Malatesta Max Malatesta ... Giulio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tarcisio Branca Tarcisio Branca ... Il portiere
Antonio Calia Antonio Calia ... Giulio bambino
Sebastiano Colla Sebastiano Colla ... Fabio
Germano Di Mattia Germano Di Mattia ... Raul
Silvana Gasparini Silvana Gasparini ... L'amica del laboratorio di ceramica
Maddalena Maggi Maddalena Maggi ... laa mdre di Cora
Patrizia Pezza Patrizia Pezza ... L'amica di cameriera
Pier Francesco Poggi Pier Francesco Poggi ... Il venditore di mobili (as Pierfrancesco Poggi)
Christele Procopio Christele Procopio ... Cora bambina
Elisabetta Rocchetti ... L'amica extetista
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Storyline

In Rome, Cora is a waitress at a club, walks people's dogs, sleeps with various men, kips with pals, and has a salty tongue. She also has a bruised history: her mother's suicide, her brother's mental illness. Ada, a dog-owning client, hires her to follow Ada's aged and courtly father every day. The dad, a retired philology professor, has a touch of dementia, sometimes forgetting where he is; Cora is to keep him in sight, phoning Ada if the professor has difficulties. On the third day, he takes a train out of Rome, and Cora follows on what proves to be a journey into her best and worst selves. She becomes his traveling companion, but what does he become to her? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 April 1996 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Traveling Companion See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Alia Film, Istituto Luce See more »
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Cora: [On the phone to Cosimo's daughter] Ada, we're at Carpi. How do I know where he is going! I can't follow him to the North Pole. I know, but I'm not the Pink Panther.
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...but i still remember it
8 May 2006 | by whitepaintSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV about eight years ago. I knew neither the title nor the names of the actors but I was so deeply moved by that, though i haven't seen it, since i still remember the feeling it left in me. Though "A travelling Companion" tells a bitter story of loneliness and estrangement it had a kind of soothing effect on me. Some many years have past but i can still see quite vividly the last scene of the movie in my memory, i mean, Cora's smile - tired, bitter and childishly delighted at the same time. I won't go into the details of the plot as i'm not sure that i remember it correctly. Besides a few people had already posted a message with its summary. All this years i've been trying to find this movie but it seems that it's quite unknown. Probably now that Asia Argento has become a cult figure "A travelling Companion" will get some additional exposure as this film really deserves more popularity.


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