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Pizzicata (1996)

1943, Italy's Salentino peninsula. Tony, an American fighter pilot, raised speaking Italian in New York, parachutes to safety and is hidden at the olive farm of Carmine, a man with three ... See full summary »

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Edoardo Winspeare
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Cast overview:
Cosimo Cinieri ... Carmine Pantaleo
Chiara Torelli Chiara Torelli ... Cosima Pantaleo
Fabio Frascaro Fabio Frascaro ... Tony Marciano
Anna Dimitri Anna Dimitri ... Imaacolata Pantaleo
Ines D'Ambrosio Ines D'Ambrosio ... Nzina Pantaleo
Paolo Massafra Paolo Massafra ... Pasquale
Lamberto Probo Lamberto Probo ... Donato Pantaleo
Pino Zimba Pino Zimba ... Tamburellista (as Giuseppe Mighali)
Cinzia Marzo Cinzia Marzo ... Maria
Emilio Napoli Emilio Napoli ... Emilio
Tania Maggio Tania Maggio ... Ballerina
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1943, Italy's Salentino peninsula. Tony, an American fighter pilot, raised speaking Italian in New York, parachutes to safety and is hidden at the olive farm of Carmine, a man with three daughters. One is being courted by Pasquale, the son of the area's largest landowner. It is she, Cosima, whom Tony falls for. He gets to know her through the rhythms of the farm and a traditional way of life, expressed in spontaneous song and in pizzicatas (a courtship dance; a dance that enacts a knife fight between men; and, the frenzied tarantata - a woman's dance exorcising passion). As Carmine protects Tony and as Cosima begins to love him, Pasquale does not go gently. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Music | Romance | War

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Italy | Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 August 2000 (Italy) See more »

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$11,350, 7 February 1999
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you should know this film... and your friends soon will
13 June 2000 | by gladstoneSee all my reviews

a deeply evocative film, you'll be mesmerised ... don't hesitate. Love and war in Puglia but, despite Chiara Torelli, the real star is the pizzicata: a compelling rhythmic dance played to drive the devils from a tarantula victim. Only locals (mainly amateur actors, i gather) could convey so much about the region and still maintain its mystery and even melancholy.


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