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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 »

Director:

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 ... Paola
Giuseppe De Rosa Giuseppe De Rosa ... Antonio
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Storyline

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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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 Love Bug Rally (1971) See more »

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Great movie at the end of a perfect day
20 November 2002 | by absalemSee all my reviews

Well, this in an outrageous flick. I saw it the other day with my girl friend, and both of us were/are very impressed by this movie. The first half, when they just arrive in Germany is very great told.

The young boys play their roles very good, especially the young gigi. He is great! My eyes were wet all the time, its so much feeling that is transmitted through the silver screen. And the music makes this flick perfect. it always supports the unique scenes. Well, i just have to say, GO FOR IT! By the way, Akin is a great director. 9/10


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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