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Aprile (1998)

Unrated | | Biography, Comedy | 27 March 1998 (Italy)
Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections.


Nanni Moretti


Nanni Moretti
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nanni Moretti ... Self
Silvio Orlando ... Self
Silvia Nono Silvia Nono ... Self
Pietro Moretti Pietro Moretti ... Self
Agata Apicella Moretti Agata Apicella Moretti ... Self
Nuria Schoenberg Nuria Schoenberg ... Self
Silvia Bonucci Silvia Bonucci ... Self
Quentin de Fouchécour Quentin de Fouchécour ... Self (as Quentin de Fouchecour)
Renato De Maria ... Self
Claudio Francia Claudio Francia ... Self
Jacopo Francia Jacopo Francia ... Self
Matilde Francia Matilde Francia ... Self
Daniele Luchetti ... Self
Giovanna Nicolai Giovanna Nicolai ... Self
Nicola Piepoli Nicola Piepoli ... Self
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The Fight against Morettiism
7 October 1999 | by syd-27See all my reviews

You know when you're on the bus and someone decides to tell you their life-story, and you sit there with a pathetic smile on your face when all you really want to do is slap the fool and walk off? Well I had a similar sensation while watching this film. Okay, I did actually choose to go and see Aprile, and I knew about Nanni Moretti's taste for making himself the one and only star from Caro Diario, but after about half an hour of this latest installment from his memoirs I wanted to give Moretti the madre of all slaps. Caro Diario was funny, unusual, and at least a couple of other characters managed to get a word in edgeways. In Aprile, however, Moretti has exclusive rights to the dialogue, so that all you hear for an hour and a half is a high-pitched whine going on about how his politics are best, or what quirky piece of popular culture is tickling his fancy at the moment. He also finds time to slag off films that he doesn't like, something I thought was reserved for losers like me. Surely being in a position like his you'd think he'd try and make a point about cinema a little more intelligently than this. By making a proper film perhaps, one with some ideas and a decent structure, or maybe one that isn't completely dominated by his annoying voice. And when he started fawning over his newborn baby, I just wanted to go and be in the company of someone normal, preferably not a self-obsessed film director with a strange penchant for tacky music. The next time someone you don't know tries to tell you their life-story, give them a slap from me. Every blow will be a small victory in the fight against Morettiism.

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27 March 1998 (Italy) See more »

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