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Così è la vita (1998)

Aldo, called Bancomat, has been detained for two years and four months in the San Vittore prison for forgery of credit cards.

Directors:

Aldo Baglio (as Aldo), Giacomo Poretti (as Giacomo) | 2 more credits »

Writers:

Aldo Baglio (as Aldo), Giovanni Storti (as Giovanni) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrizio Ambrassa Fabrizio Ambrassa ... Platone
Fabio Biaggi Fabio Biaggi ... Nipote di Giacomo
Aldo Baglio Aldo Baglio ... Aldo Baglio (as Aldo)
Saturno Brioschi Saturno Brioschi ... Ragazzo 'Che Guevara'
Giovanni Cacioppo Giovanni Cacioppo ... Primo cadavere
Antonio Catania Antonio Catania ... Catanìa
Giorgio Centamore Giorgio Centamore ... George
Stefania Di Nardo Stefania Di Nardo ... Moglie uomo calabrese
Mohamed El Sayed Mohamed El Sayed ... Gaber
Cesare Gallarini Cesare Gallarini ... Carmine
Elena Giusti Elena Giusti ... Moglie di Giovanni
Marina Massironi ... Clara
Arturo Brachetti Arturo Brachetti ... Cop
Giacomo Poretti Giacomo Poretti ... Giacomo Poretti (as Giacomo)
Fausto Caroli Fausto Caroli ... Prison guard
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Aldo, called Bancomat, has been detained for two years and four months in the San Vittore prison for forgery of credit cards.

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Una storia vera

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 December 1998 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

That's Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Bracciano, Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Agidi, Kubla Khan See more »
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At the cemetery scene when Giacomo is washing is feet, a boom mic and a panel are visible. See more »

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Super film!
23 July 2018 | by rodrig58See all my reviews

I have always argued that the Italians are the most gifted in cinema (and not only), the most talented, simply the best. They excelled in all genres, Comedy, Drama, Political Film, Thriller, they reinvented the Western (Sergio Leone), etc. and so on. The following are just a few of the giants of the Italian screen, unfortunately, most of them unknown by the current generation in the crazy and increasingly idiotic world in which we all live: Volonte, Fellini, Masina, Magnani, Toto, Tognazzi, Manfredi, Gassmann, De Sica, Bertolucci, Pasolini, Antonioni, Petri, Damiani, Lizzani, Germi, Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Paolo Villaggio and many others. I saw this movie finding a video tape. My first film with Aldo Baglio, Giacomo Poretti and Giovanni Storti, three Italian comedians, all three directors, scriptwriters and main actors (almost like Chaplin). I had a great surprise. An excellent movie, very original, unexpected and at the same time life-like comic situations. Film in the movie, overturning situations, surprise after surprise, Excellent with great E. Less the end, which I would have otherwise wanted. Great music by Negrita too!


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