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The Best Day of My Life (2002)

Il più bel giorno della mia vita (original title)
The lively goings-on of a modern family seen through the eyes of a young girl just about to receive her first Communion.

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Cristina Comencini

Writers:

Giulia Calenda, Cristina Comencini (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Virna Lisi ... Irene
Margherita Buy ... Sara
Sandra Ceccarelli ... Rita
Luigi Lo Cascio ... Claudio
Marco Baliani Marco Baliani ... Carlo
Marco Quaglia ... Luca
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Davide (as Jean Hugues Anglade)
Ricky Tognazzi ... Sandro Berardi
Francesco Scianna ... Marco
Maria Luisa De Crescenzo Maria Luisa De Crescenzo ... Chiara
Gabriella Barbuti Gabriella Barbuti ... Ruolo complementare
Barbara Blanc Barbara Blanc ... Ruolo complementare (as Barbara Blank)
Clarita Bollettini Clarita Bollettini ... Ruolo complementare
Gaia Conforzi Gaia Conforzi ... Ruolo complementare
Larisa Filippova Larisa Filippova ... Ruolo complementare
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The lively goings-on of a modern family seen through the eyes of a young girl just about to receive her first Communion.

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A tale about the importance of the family
21 December 2004 | by gazineo-1See all my reviews

There is some movies that have a special and well designed message. 'Piú bel Giorno della mia vita, il' is one of them. Maybe someone would think that the movie is a bit obvious and redundant. But the point is that this movie wants to tells us a common story, a story of a family (an Italian family, but maybe all the families in the world have the same problems)in search of love, companionship, tolerance and hope. In this angle, the movie made a good work. Its dialog are natural, simple minded but realistic and the characters are compassionate and not just cardboard figures. Some themes are treated with dignity, although not with profoundity. The gay relationship between Claudio and Luca, the solitude and vague sadness of the mother (played by Virna Lisi), the innocence and sadness of the little girl named Chiara. The movies made in Italy have a special place in the history of cinema. Just remember Fellini ('Amarcord') or Ettore Scola ('Famiglia, La'). In the last ten years, Italia was almost absent of the international scene of movies. The world discovered movies made in Spain by Almodóvar, Argentina, with directors like Juan José Campanella (Hijo de la Novia, El) or Brazil ('Central Station', by Walter Salles). This movie is almost a comeback. A good one, to be sure.


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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (Italy) See more »

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Rome, Lazio, Italy

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$2,897,130
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2.35 : 1
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