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Luna e l'altra (1996)

Schoolteacher Luna has a darker side. When a traveling carnival comes to town, Luna visits a conjurer who frees her shadow with a magic lantern. Luna's shadow proves to be as mischievous and sexy as Luna is repressed.

Director:

Maurizio Nichetti

Writers:

Maurizio Nichetti (story), Stefano Albé (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Iaia Forte ... Luna di Capua / Shadow
Maurizio Nichetti ... Angelo Franchini
Ivano Marescotti ... Teacher Caimi
Luigi Maria Burruano Luigi Maria Burruano ... Director (as Luigi Burruano)
Luciano Manzalini Luciano Manzalini ... Il mago Igor
Eraldo Turra Eraldo Turra ... Butcher
Aurelio Fierro Aurelio Fierro ... Luna's father
Eva Robins ... Woman with Beard
Davide Marotta Davide Marotta ... Circus Owner
Maria Rosaria Uva Maria Rosaria Uva ... Circus Owner's Wife
Marco Pironti Marco Pironti ... Mjscia
Fabiano Santacroce Fabiano Santacroce ... Jermal
Sandro Berti Sandro Berti ... Circus Band (as Alessandro Berti)
Gianluigi Carlone Gianluigi Carlone ... Circus Band
Roberto Carlone Roberto Carlone ... Circus Band
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Storyline

Schoolteacher Luna has a darker side. When a traveling carnival comes to town, Luna visits a conjurer who frees her shadow with a magic lantern. Luna's shadow proves to be as mischievous and sexy as Luna is repressed.

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 November 1996 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Az egyik és a másik See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Reginella
Written by Libero Bovio (as Bovio) and Gaetano Lama (as Lama)
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Interesting! A neo-realist and original tale of fantasy and love.
6 July 2000 | by cinoches-4See all my reviews

Milan in the 1950s............"Luna e l'altra" is the tale of an elementary school teacher Luna di Capua (who came to Milan with her father from Naples in post-War Italy) whose dreary life takes a very unexpected turn one stormy night when her shadow separates itself from her and assumes a life of her own. A neo-realist and original tale of fantasy and love skilfully woven on film. Dark brooding scenes contrast with many humorous and enlightening moments, just as the introverted personality of Luna contrasts with the exuberant personality of her "shadow-come-to- life"............The film imbues the audience with a semi- surrealistic feeling of love, euphoria and sacrifice...........


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