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You Laugh (1998)

Tu ridi (original title)
Two segments: In the first one Felice, a baritone who has had to give up his career because of a heart condition and now works as an accountant at the Opera, inexplicably spends his nights ... See full summary »

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Luigi Pirandello (stories), Paolo Taviani (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Albanese ... Felice Tespini (segment "Felice")
Giuseppe Cederna ... Tobia Rambaldi (segment "Felice")
Luca Zingaretti ... Gino Migliori (segment "Felice")
Dario Cantarelli Dario Cantarelli ... Dottore (segment "Felice")
Elena Ghiaurov Elena Ghiaurov ... Marika (segment "Felice")
Sabrina Ferilli ... Nora (segment "Felice")
Turi Ferro ... Dottor Ballarò (segment "Due sequestri")
Lello Arena Lello Arena ... Rocco (segment "Due sequestri")
Steve Spedicato Steve Spedicato ... Vincenzo Gangemi (segment "Due sequestri")
Ludovico Caldarera Ludovico Caldarera ... Chiche (segment "Due sequestri")
Roberto Fuzio Roberto Fuzio ... Manuzza (segment "Due sequestri")
Orio Scaduto Orio Scaduto ... Fillico (segment "Due sequestri")
Pietro De Silva Pietro De Silva ... Collega di Felice (segment "Due sequestri")
Luciano Virgilio ... Direttore d'Orchestra (segment "Felice")
Roberto Nobile ... Uomo in Bicicletta (segment "Felice")
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Storyline

Two segments: In the first one Felice, a baritone who has had to give up his career because of a heart condition and now works as an accountant at the Opera, inexplicably spends his nights laughing in his sleep. When his best friend, a cripple, takes his life and his wife abandons him Felice decides to die himself. In the second segment two kidnappings in Sicily, the second of which took place a century before the present one, are compared. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Istituto Luce: Tu Ridi

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

You Laugh See more »

Filming Locations:

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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Declared Film of National Interest by the Italian Council of Ministers. See more »

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"L'Italiana in Algeri'
Written and Composed by Gioachino Rossini
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Twoo stories
19 July 2007 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

A film about taste of life. About cruel innocence and search of yourself, a splendid Pirandello- Taviani cocktail and description of the essence of gestures.

A delicate pledge for the discover of world. Victims and games. Expectation and subtle fear. And ambiguous definitions of life.

The first part is the story of a poor man and his strange cruelty. About images of a gray existence, small frustrations and desire to be more than a shadow. A strange murder and the bricks of life are only gloomy dust. But the desires are more than dreams of fictions.

The second story is picture of the life's waves. A kidnapping in two different eras. A priest and a boy. And the same death. It is a tale about fly, art, knowledge and its ashes. Exploration of basic errors and ambiguous gestures. End of innocence and forms of interior lies. Limits of game and voice of its blood.


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