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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

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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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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 »

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Hardboiled Egg See more »

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Great social fresco, how to turn structuralist critic in a deep and intelligent comedy
3 February 1999 | by Giovanni-3See all my reviews

At a first glance Ovosodo is the same old film about coming of age in a shanty town, growing up in a rough area in a poor and exploited family, then, like in medieval frescos, the plot turns the attention to the panorama behind, to the social condition that tends to make necessary every choice. Ovosodo is a comedy but deeply rooted in a language and in a peculiar red-neck culture.


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