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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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DEM 10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was planned bilingual: Depending on the situation, actors would speak Italian or German, just like immigrants are used to. Italian dialogue would then be subtitled. However, the production company insisted on a dubbed, completely German version. This makes for some odd moments, like the mother not understanding what the doctor says although they obviously both speak the same language. It also loses information, like the fact that the father talks Italian to his sons while they respond in German. The bilingual version is contained in the DVD. See more »

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Despite my assumptions, this is as good as the finest of berries
2 July 2005 | by BrevitySee all my reviews

This hadn't too good a prognosis from me due to certain factors, but I was pleasantly surprised I ended up enjoying the film very much. It's engrossing as anything and very interesting - not only because of the secondary subject matter of film. And yes, it looks sharp.

The cast is good all around. Even the children succeed perfectly in the only thing I expect from them: they aren't irritating. I'd go as far as saying that some of them are, uh, great. The distinctive-faced Vincent Schiavelli draws a nice picture of a film director.

I just found myself searching for Akin's other films. It seems this (the one not scripted by him) is actually the weakest thereof! I look forward to seeing his others, but only for this one I vouch, as of now.

Oh dear. Now I'm finished and haven't even said anything.


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