7.2/10
167
4 user 7 critic

Azzurro (2000)

75-year-old Giuseppe De Metrio has spent 30 years in Geneva, as foreign worker for the Broyer company. Upon retirement, he returned to Puglia, Italy, where his family had continued to live.... See full summary »

Director:

Denis Rabaglia
Reviews
6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A good-natured but unlucky Italian is constantly going on a difficult situations, but never lose his mood.

Director: Luciano Salce
Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Anna Mazzamauro, Gigi Reder
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Fantozzi contro tutti is an Italian comedy film, released in 1980. It is the third film in the saga of the unlucky clerk Ugo Fantozzi, played by its creator, Paolo Villaggio.

Directors: Neri Parenti, Paolo Villaggio
Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Gigi Reder, Camillo Milli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The frustrating adventures of a humble employee who all the time has to fullfill the wishes and desires of his bosses.

Director: Luciano Salce
Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Anna Mazzamauro, Gigi Reder
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A teacher must deal with the underworld of Naples and the family problems of his students.

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The amusing and entertaining adventures of a recently released mental patient and his band of misfits, discover conspiracies to concur while looking for love.

Director: Federico Fellini
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Paolo Villaggio, Nadia Ottaviani
W Gli Sposi (2018)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

W Gli Sposi (Just Married) is a romantic comedy set both in Italy and the United States. The story follows the adventures of Maria, an aristocratic Italian woman who, together with her ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zanoli
Stars: Iva Zanicchi, Carlo Pistarino, Marisa Laurito
Paprika (2006)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon
Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paolo Villaggio ... Giuseppe De Metrio
Francesca Pipoli Francesca Pipoli ... Carla De Metrio
Marie-Christine Barrault ... Elizabeth Broyer
Jean-Luc Bideau ... Gaston Broyer
Renato Scarpa ... Giorgio
Julien Boisselier ... Pascal Broyer
Antonio Petrocelli Antonio Petrocelli ... Roberto De Metrio
Soraya Sala Soraya Sala ... Lucia De Metrio (as Soraya Gomaa)
Tom Novembre Tom Novembre ... Philippe
Graziano Giusti Graziano Giusti ... Professor Papaleo
Anna Ferruzzo Anna Ferruzzo ... Female Nurse
Domenico Carli Domenico Carli ... Priest
Maria Palumbo Maria Palumbo ... Weeping Lady
Emmanuela Iannacci Emmanuela Iannacci ... Weeping Lady
Antonio Miggiano Antonio Miggiano ... Vittorio Stefanelli
Edit

Storyline

75-year-old Giuseppe De Metrio has spent 30 years in Geneva, as foreign worker for the Broyer company. Upon retirement, he returned to Puglia, Italy, where his family had continued to live. His only grandchild, 7-year-old Carla, is blind. The whole family looks forward hopefully to the day when Carla's sight can be restored by means of a cornea transplantation. After a heart attack, Giuseppe decides to wait no longer and returns to Switzerland to ask his former boss Mr. Broyer for the money necessary for the operation, as an old promise binds the two men. Intended as a 48-hour trip, Giuseppe and Carla's visit in Switzerland becomes a journey that both grandfather and granddaughter never dreamt of... Written by www.swissfilms.ch

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Switzerland | Italy | France

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

2 August 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Lazur See more »

Filming Locations:

Aigle, Vaud, Switzerland See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,030
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Denis Rabaglia's father was actually a building worker and did invent a special type of bitumen, just like the hero of the film. See more »

Soundtracks

QUANTE COSE CHIARE
Lyrics by Lucia Albertoni
Music by Louis Crelier
Performed by Lucia Albertoni
Courtesy of Crelier Music Publishing - Suisa
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What a nice movie!
5 June 2002 | by benjaminternetSee all my reviews

1. "Azzurro" has been released the same year as "Dancer in the Dark". 2. "Azzurro" hits the same thema as "Dancer in the Dark". 3. "Azzurro" and "Dancer in the Dark" are both melodramas. But... "Azzurro" is much more touching than "Dancer in the Dark"! Thank you Denis and staff.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Michelle Williams Talks Portraying Gwen Verdon

Michelle Williams reveals the challenges she faced in developing her Emmy-winning performance in "Fosse/Verdon" and the significance of equal pay in Hollywood.

Watch now

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed