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Hardboiled Egg (1997)

Ovosodo (original title)
The story of Piero, from when he was a kid to fatherhood, over the background of the town of Livorno (Leghorn) Tuscany, where the director Virzì was born.

Director:

Paolo Virzì

Writers:

Francesco Bruni (story), Paolo Virzì (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Edoardo Gabbriellini ... Piero at 18 years
Malcolm Lunghi Malcolm Lunghi ... Piero at 13 years
Regina Orioli Regina Orioli ... Lisa
Alessio Fantozzi Alessio Fantozzi ... Ivanone
Marco Cocci Marco Cocci ... Tommaso
Pietro Fornaciari Pietro Fornaciari ... Nedo
Monica Brachini Monica Brachini ... Mara
Barbara Scoppa Barbara Scoppa ... Bianca
Toto Barbato Toto Barbato ... Mirko (as Salvatore Barbato)
Claudia Pandolfi Claudia Pandolfi ... Susi
Nicoletta Braschi ... Giovanna
Francesco Guzzo Francesco Guzzo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giorgio Algranti Giorgio Algranti ... Operaio #1
Emanuele Barresi Emanuele Barresi ... Operaio #2
Claudia Biagiotti Claudia Biagiotti ... Ragazza balcone
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Storyline

Story of young and shy Piero growing up in a popular area of Livorno (Leghorn) that has the same name as Piero's nickname ("Ovosodo" - "Boiled egg") from his childhood until marriage and coming of age. Mostly a story about all the people that changed his life: Giovanna, the teacher that pushes him to study, his best friend Tommaso, his great love Lisa who will definitively sail away. It's also a story about all the disillusions and compromises in finding one's place in life. Written by Alessio F. Bragadini <alessio@dsnet.it>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hardboiled Egg See more »

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If you get a chance see this film
6 June 1999 | by Slacker-12See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to catch this film at a local film festival and I'm very glad I did. It is both warm and funny and in many ways much more real than most "coming of age" films you see. It was one of the few films I've seen where I walked out of the theater with the intention of telling everyone I knew to go and see it.


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