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But Forever in My Mind (1999)

Come te nessuno mai (original title)
Silvio is sixteen and is more interested in girls than politics. When his high school is occupy by students, he takes the chance to find his soulmate. He and his friend Ponzi experience the... See full summary »

Director:

Gabriele Muccino

Writers:

Marco Valerio Fusco (idea), Gabriele Muccino (story) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Silvio Muccino ... Silvio Ristuccia
Giuseppe Sanfelice Giuseppe Sanfelice ... Ponzi (as Giuseppe Sanfelice di Monteforte)
Giulia Louise Steigerwalt Giulia Louise Steigerwalt ... Claudia (as Giulia Steigerwalt)
Giulia Carmignani Giulia Carmignani ... Valentina
Luca De Filippo Luca De Filippo ... Patrizio
Anna Galiena ... Eleonora
Enrico Silvestrin Enrico Silvestrin ... Alberto Ristuccia
Giulia Ciccone Giulia Ciccone ... Chiara Ristuccia
Simone Pagani Simone Pagani ... Martino
Caterina Silva Caterina Silva ... Giulia
Sara Pelagalli Sara Pelagalli ... Marta
Saverio Micheli Saverio Micheli ... Filippo
Cristiano Iuliano Cristiano Iuliano ... Lorenzo (as Cristiano Juliano)
Nicola Campiotti ... Gustavo
Alessandro Palombo Alessandro Palombo ... Leon
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Silvio is sixteen and is more interested in girls than politics. When his high school is occupy by students, he takes the chance to find his soulmate. He and his friend Ponzi experience the anxiety of love and sex. The occupation is shut down by the police. After a first deception, Silvio will find his first love almost by chance. Written by X

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

But Forever in My Mind See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The Sudden Fires of Adolescence that Create Maturity
28 May 2005 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

COME TE NUSSUNO MAI translates from Italian to "like you anyone ever" or one's first experiences in life are unique solely to you, never having been experienced by anyone in history. BUT FOREVER IN MY MIND is simply a quote lifted from this film about the agonies and ecstasies of adolescence and to fully appreciate the story from the adolescent aspect, the Italian title is far more appropriate.

As written by brothers Gabriele and Silvio Muccino (also Gabriele directs and Silvio stars) this radiant little film covers a day in the lives of Italian highschool kids caught up in a youthful rebellion against their school's policies while at the same time sorting out the nascent changes in their burgeoning sexuality. The boys languish over their expected, anxiously awaited first physical encounter while the girls (at times on split screen just to make the comparison more strongly) relate their feelings about first time encounters with the boys. The two stories run parallel: student riots involve the police and of course eventually their parents, the two sources of authority the kids naturally challenge, and the taste of honey one of the boys achieves which becomes a gossiped, bloated misdirected moment of braggadocio that eventually leads to the serendipitous beautifully innocent discovery of teenage love.

The young boys include Silvio (Silvio Muccino) and his talkative confident Ponzi (Giuseppe Sanfelice), the one sexually active lad Martino (Simone Pagani) while the girls include the experienced Valentina (Giulia Carmignani) partner of Martino, and Claudia (Giulia Steigerwalt), Silvio's longtime friend who dreams of a relationship beyond friendship. The remainder of the cast (especially Enrico Silvestrin and Giulia Ciccone who are splendid as Silvio's 'ex-hippie' parents) is quite strong. The parallel between the physical rebellion in the school incident and the hormonal rebellion within this collected group's bodies is a true sense of cinematic metaphor and makes for a fast-paced, humorous, touching coming of age story that is a joy to watch! In Italian with English subtitles. Grady Harp


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