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In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area and establish the first Pizza restaurant in town.... See full summary »

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Fatih Akin

Writer:

Ruth Toma
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Tasche Christian Tasche ... Jos Vater
Barnaby Metschurat ... Gigi
Tiziana Lodato Tiziana Lodato ... Ada
Antonella Attili ... Rosa
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Giancarlo
Annika Schmitz Annika Schmitz ... Jo Kind
Patrycia Ziolkowska Patrycia Ziolkowska ... Jo
Nicola Cutrignelli Nicola Cutrignelli ... Gigi Kind
Michele Ranieri Michele Ranieri ... Giancarlo Kind
Cesare Mele Cesare Mele ... Umberto Kind
Franco Javarone Franco Javarone ... Alfredo
Pino Cacace Pino Cacace ... Carabiniere
Giuseppe Fernando Caputo Giuseppe Fernando Caputo ... Rosas Vater
Rosa Di Brigida Rosa Di Brigida ... Paola
Giuseppe De Rosa Giuseppe De Rosa ... Antonio
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In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area and establish the first Pizza restaurant in town. Their business emerges well and both children get used to Germany. 10 years later the brothers fall in love with the same woman; they break tie with each other in anger and Gigi returns to Solino with his mother. A decade later both meet again and have a retrospect on their lives. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Drama | Comedy

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Italian

Release Date:

7 November 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Солино See more »

Filming Locations:

Apulia, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,034,779
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the screenplay was set in Oberhausen. It was changed to Duisburg because the film team found several locations in Duisburg that had hardly changed since the 1960s. It seems that Duisburg city authorities were not happy to hear that. See more »

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References The Damned (1969) See more »

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Great Work
23 October 2002 | by garfield203See all my reviews

After Fatih Akins first work "Im Juli", which was fairly good, he created a really gorgeous italian family epic. Its a german movie, which is unfortunately a bad precondition, cause we rareley produce more than moderate movies ;). But this movie makes some very good snapshots of the time then. "Solino" is about a Italian immigrant who arrives in the "Ruhr" region of Germany during the 60s. The immigrant and his family then start the first Pizza restaurant in the region. The characters are excellent drawn. Especially Gigi, the main actor. You live every second, every feeling he does. His brother, played by Moritz Bleibtreu, isnt that good. Well, you just dont believe him the role. But the character is wellbalanced and fits perfectly into this script. I feel an urgent need to compare the style of this movie with the style of "The Godfather". Many people will probably hate this movie, say its boring. Not much tension? - yes, but an outrageous movie. 9 out of 10.


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