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Santa Maradona (2001)

An unemployed young man finds his life turned upside down when he falls in love with a beautiful actress.

Director:

Marco Ponti

Writer:

Marco Ponti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefano Accorsi ... Andrea
Anita Caprioli ... Dolores
Libero De Rienzo ... Bart
Mandala Tayde ... Lucia
Domenico D'Alessandro Domenico D'Alessandro ... Pierpaolo
Fabio Troiano ... Marco
Aleksandar Cvjetkovic Aleksandar Cvjetkovic ... Landlord (as Alexander Cvetkovic)
Andrea Camuffo Andrea Camuffo ... Barman
Elisabetta Valgoi Elisabetta Valgoi ... Bar waitress
Roberta Fornier Roberta Fornier ... Bookshop customer
Luca Bianchini Luca Bianchini ... Bookshop clerk
Franco Neri Franco Neri ... Pizza shop owner
Alessandro Pisci Alessandro Pisci ... Videoclub clerk
Simonetta Benozzo Simonetta Benozzo ... Multiplex theatre waitress
Valentina Di Nunno Valentina Di Nunno ... Bride dress shop saleswoman
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Storyline

Andrea, 27 year old, just graduated from University with a useless degree. He spends his days looking for a job and killing time talking endlessly with room-mate Bart and Indo-Italian friend Lucia. Everything changes when he meets Dolores, a beautiful teacher and actress. Written by Alessio F. Bragadini <alessio@sevenseas.org>

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Comedy

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 October 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Rote Karte für die Liebe See more »

Filming Locations:

Turin, Piedmont, Italy

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Lucia: Non mi ricordo mai se tu fumi, Bartolomeo.
Bart: Ma perché...? Bart. Per favore, per cortesia, te lo ripeto ogni volta, Bart.
Lucia: Comunque?
Bart: Nah, non fumo.
Lucia: Perché?
Bart: Ci dev'essere un perché?
Lucia: C'è un perché si fuma e c'è un perché non si fuma.
Bart: Vuoi sapere il perché? Ti dico il perché. Io non fumo perché al cinema non si può fumare e non potrei mai vedere un film senza fumare, se fumassi. Quindi non fumo. Bart. Hm?
Lucia: Grazie.
Bart: No, grazie a te. Sai qual'è la verità? È che è tutta la vita che aspetto di dire questa ...
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Crazy Credits

Bart explains to Lucia that woman's perception of the world is too different from man's because women urinate seated while men do it standing up. Bart too does it seated but just because he's lazy. See more »

Connections

References Shallow Grave (1994) See more »

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EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK K525 - ALLEGRO
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Somewhat bleak but very realistic
12 November 2004 | by SuperunknovvnSee all my reviews

I just came across this movie by accident. Switched through the channels and got sucked in by "Santa Maradona". The thing that grabbed my intention first was the story of the two main characters: aimless, jobless, clueless. Sounds familiar. Stefano Accorsi and Libero De Rienzo are wonderful in the leading roles. The conversations are totally true to life and kind of intriguing, if pointless. Imagine the characters of "Before Sunrise" minus all the romantic feelings and dreams and you get an idea of the dialog in this movie. The story is rather anti-climatic until the movie suddenly ends and that is a bit of a flaw. On the other hand, it's just further proof that this movie was intended to be as realistic as possible. Life is like that for people like Andrea and Bart. No big happy ending, no dramatic development, just a long monotonous chain of meaningless events. Yep, if you're looking for something gaudier watch "Reality Bites", but don't think that that movie has anything to do with reality.


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