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The Best Man (1997)

Il testimone dello sposo (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Drama | 21 August 1998 (USA)
Incredibly, the bride at the altar falls in love with the best man on first sight, and even though he makes efforts to avoid her infatuation with him, she is determined to annul her ... See full summary »

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Pupi Avati

Writer:

Pupi Avati
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diego Abatantuono Diego Abatantuono ... Angelo Beliossi
Inés Sastre ... Francesca Babini
Dario Cantarelli Dario Cantarelli ... Edgardo Osti
Cinzia Mascoli Cinzia Mascoli ... Peppina Campeggi
Valeria D'Obici Valeria D'Obici ... Olimpia Campeggi Babini
Mario Erpichini Mario Erpichini ... Sisto Babini
Ada Maria Serra Zanetti Ada Maria Serra Zanetti
Ugo Conti Ugo Conti ... Marziano Beliossi
Nini Salerno Nini Salerno ... Sauro Ghinassi
Alessandra Chiti Alessandra Chiti
Carmela Vincenti Carmela Vincenti
Serena Bennato Serena Bennato
Marcello Foschini Marcello Foschini
Barbara Orsani Barbara Orsani
Umberto Bortolani Umberto Bortolani
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Incredibly, the bride at the altar falls in love with the best man on first sight, and even though he makes efforts to avoid her infatuation with him, she is determined to annul her marriage and marry the best man. And although she is able to dissolve her marriage, because she has never consummated it, the best man leaves... only to return to her many months later. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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On her wedding day she was very much in love. Unfortunately, not with the groom. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Featured in The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 (1998) See more »

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4 February 1999 | by petshopSee all my reviews

On new year's eve 1899 a young woman is betrothed to marry a man she doesn't want to. The best man arrives on the scene an she falls instantly in love.

The art direction and costumes are beautiful in this period drama, but many of the tongue-in-cheek references are a bit jarring. For no reason characters say things like, "I wonder if we'll go to the moon in the next century" and "the 1900s will know no war.

As far as portrayal of women. It starts out as a woman trying to take control of her life and ends up depicting her as an obsessive, submissive nut who is convinced she married the best man at her wedding rather than the groom.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,815, 16 August 1998

Gross USA:

$89,263
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Production Co:

Duea Film, Filmauro See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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