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Asini (1999)

Italo is a forty year old Milanese who lives the day, without concrete perspectives, between precarious jobs and his own team of rugby.


Antonello Grimaldi


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Bisio Claudio Bisio ... Italo
Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... Anna
Fabio De Luigi Fabio De Luigi ... Attilio
Maria Amelia Monti Maria Amelia Monti ... Rita
Arnoldo Foà ... The Cardinal
Vito Vito ... Father Tommaso
Bob Messini Bob Messini ... Father Sauro
Ivano Marescotti Ivano Marescotti ... Bastiano
Isa Barzizza Isa Barzizza ... Italo's mother
Sergio Carnovali Sergio Carnovali ... Giuliano, the coach
Silvana De Santis Silvana De Santis ... Italo's aunt
Libero De Rienzo ... Young priest
Maria Serrao Maria Serrao ... Teacher
Renato Carpentieri ... Father Anselmo
Fabio Biaggi Fabio Biaggi ... Pasquale


Italo is a forty year old Milanese who lives the day, without concrete perspectives, between precarious jobs and his own team of rugby.

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12 November 1999 (Italy) See more »

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy

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The rugby club in the movie is the A.S.R. Milano team from Milan. See more »


Una vita da mediano
Written and performed by Luciano Ligabue
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A sweet and romantic Italian story
18 January 2006 | by Paniz2002See all my reviews

It isn't the prototype of the Italian comedy: "Asini" ("Donkeys") speak about a group of young guys without parents or considered from their parents out of time, out of society that live in a farm house managed by "strange" monks that teach them the beauty of the simple things. Italo (C. Bisio) is a rugby player that is very similar to the guys of the farm house: no serious work, no serious girlfriend...he's not happy of his life because he hasn't find his role in the society. One day Italo received the proposal to teach gym to the guys of this strange farm house; he accepted, ignoring that this experience will be useful also for him. Guys will learn how to face life using their repressed rage, and Italo will find his place and his dimension in the world. Very soft, very sweet...very Italian!!!

p.s.: sorry for my incorrect English...!

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