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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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Official Sites:

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

Soundtracks

Le Nozze di Figaro
(K. 492)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
(1785-1786)
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Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, the last true story-tellers of the silver screen.
3 December 2001 | by wobelixSee all my reviews

Paolo & Vittorio Taviani are an enigma that even startle, a bit, the Coen-brothers. They are supposed to be the last true storytellers on the silver screen, and maybe that is true. Whenever they use the books of Luigi Pirandello, it must be true. Alright, this film is very Very good, (although it does not reach the sheer perfection of their KAOS) with all the subtle and cruel differences of emotion mankind has to offer. Available on DVD thanks to the Dutch label Homescreen (only Dutch subtitles and the original Italian language I am afraid), this really is a film not to be missed. Like all the films of these two brothers....


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