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Madonna che silenzio c'è stasera (1982)

A day of surreal adventures of the shy protagonist Francesco.


Maurizio Ponzi


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Credited cast:
Francesco Nuti Francesco Nuti ... Francesco
Edy Angelillo Edy Angelillo ... Maria
Massimo Sarchielli ... Il Magnifico
Giovanna Sammarco Giovanna Sammarco ... Mamma
Mario Cesarino Mario Cesarino ... Filippo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucilla Baroni Lucilla Baroni
Ugo Bencini Ugo Bencini
Mario Cassigoli Mario Cassigoli
Letizia de Stefanis Letizia de Stefanis
Fausto Fidenzio Fausto Fidenzio
Andrea Montuschi Andrea Montuschi
Lamberto Muggiani Lamberto Muggiani
Giovanni Nannini Giovanni Nannini
Novello Novelli Novello Novelli ... Chiaramonti (as Novellantonio Novelli)
Ricky Tognazzi ... Don Valerio (as Riccardo Tognazzi)


A day of surreal adventures of the shy protagonist Francesco.

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Release Date:

9 May 1985 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Madonna, milyen csendes az este See more »

Filming Locations:

Prato, Tuscany, Italy

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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When they still made those movies...
4 July 2005 | by nXgSee all my reviews

This is a Benigni style subtle comedy depicting real-life with that tiny bit of freedom to one's imagination. It is set in Prato, with some shootings in Firenze. Francesco, the main character, is a young man searching for work with a nosy mother, a missing father, and a girlfriend set to dump him. This Peter Pan goes through all sorts of mishaps throughout the town meeting young and old, aristocrats and gypsies. He has a very convincing stammering, differing from that played by Hoffman in Rain Man with an added propensity to repeat words in the sentence which is quite funny. The complicity with boy reminds of the one portrayed in "La vita e bella". Francesco Nuti (the actor) acted in many films of Ponzi as well as auto-directed himself. Probably the most famous film of his is "Son Contento" (Ponzi).

Very enjoyable movie for those who like this genre, though some could find it boring as the actual plot is quite simple. {Italiani, check out my forum entry}.

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