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L'uomo in più (2001)

The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (La Grande Bellezza) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame. Evocatively set during the eighties, the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Servillo ... Tony Pisapia
Andrea Renzi Andrea Renzi ... Antonio Pisapia
Antonino Bruschetta ... Genny (as Ninni Bruschetta)
Angela Goodwin Angela Goodwin ... Franca
Nello Mascia Nello Mascia ... Il Molosso
Peppe Lanzetta ... Salvatore
Stefania Barca Stefania Barca ... Monica
Italo Celoro Italo Celoro ... Football coach
Clotilde Sabatino Clotilde Sabatino ... Vanna
Marzio Honorato Marzio Honorato ... Tagliaferri
Rosaria De Cicco Rosaria De Cicco ... Maria
Roberto De Francesco Roberto De Francesco ... Gigi Moscati
Maurizio Coccorullo Maurizio Coccorullo ... Filippo Reale
Beniamino Femiano Beniamino Femiano ... President
Monica Nappo ... Veronica
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The debut feature by acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (La Grande Bellezza) is a stylish and blackly comic look at the dark side of fame. Evocatively set during the eighties, the film charts the decline of two men both named Antonio Pisapia who lead entirely separate yet strangely parallel lives. One (Toni Servillo, Gomorrah) is a pop singer who finds himself washed up after a sex scandal ends his run of success; the other (Andrea Renzi) a football hero whose playing career is abruptly cut short by injury. Sharply observed and featuring excellent performances from the two leads, Sorrentino's compelling film explores the personal consequences wrought by cruel reversals of fortune. Written by Anonymous

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Nella vita non esiste il pareggio.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1 September 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

One Man Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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Indigo Film,Key Films,Tele+ See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

The game plan envisaged in the movie, which theorises four centre forwards moving diagonally on the pitch giving to the team the "one man up" advantage, is inspired by the tactic that Ezio Glerean applied to his team, A.S. Cittadella. See more »

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Referenced in Il pareggio non esiste (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

La notte
Written by Peppe Servillo, Nino Bruno, Paolo Sorrentino and Pasquale Catalano
Performed by Toni Servillo
Violin: Paolo Sasso
Sound technician: Giuseppe Sasso
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Quite disappointing
17 March 2012 | by vorceSee all my reviews

Having watched other films by Paolo Sorrentino, I was expecting the same refined film-making plus the usual original subject and convincing acting. While the last is certainly present in L'uomo in più (thank mostly to Toni Servillo), I found the whole plot quite disappointing and a rather standard cinematography. Additionally, a few characters are roughly sketched: they are presented during the plot but disappear a few scenes later. Add a general lack of rhythm and a banal intertwining between football and music, full of clichés (the bad manager surrounded by naked girls, the old football manager training youngster near the motorway, just to name a few) and you have a movie that is both too short and too slow at the same time. Watch the other titles by Sorrentino, they're by far better than this.


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