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Ribelli per caso (2003)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Catania Antonio Catania ... Adriano
Giovanni Esposito ... Professore
Renato Scarpa ... Armando
Franco Javarone Franco Javarone ... Don Ciro
Antonio Petrocelli Antonio Petrocelli ... Dott. Sorvino
Gea Martire Gea Martire ... Matia
Tiberio Murgia Tiberio Murgia ... Vincenzo
Giovanni Ferreri Giovanni Ferreri ... Isp Lettieri (as Gianni Ferreri)
Peppe Iodice Peppe Iodice ... Enzo
Giancarlo Cosentino Giancarlo Cosentino ... Giorgio
Maria Pia Calzone ... Dott.ssa Del Giudice
Ciro Cascina Ciro Cascina ... Ciretta
Dora Romano Dora Romano ... Carla
Ciro Capano Ciro Capano ... Sorvegliante
Antonella Morea Antonella Morea ... Liliana


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31 July 2003 (Germany) See more »

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Kubla Khan,MediaTrade See more »
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Ribelli per caso puts a new spin on the Food Film.
12 January 2002 | by epetrovSee all my reviews

There is no shortage of films in which the plot revolves around a meal. In La Grande Bouffe, the dinner is a form of suicide. Food in Like Water for Chocolate is a means of seduction. Ribelli per caso is a deft comedy in which dining becomes rebellion against the medical establishment. The plot of any Food Film of necessity must be driven by two elements: the preparation and consumption of The Meal, and the interaction among the several characters involved in the process. Ribelli is set in a hospital ward. The patients are men of a variety of ages, occupations and social classes. They bond. As a gesture of defiance against the dietary restrictions of the gastrointestinal unit and the arrogance of the medical staff, they lock themselves in the ward and prepare and eat a huge dinner while family, physicians and police frantically attempt to stop them. This film could have been one more gastronomic cliche, but director/writer Vincenzo Terracciano neatly sidesteps all the inherent traps. With a light touch and a skilled ensemble of actors, he presents us with a bittersweet comedy about the assertion of one's humanity in the most de-humanizing of today's institutions: the hospital. Ribelli per caso puts a clever spin on a cinematic formula and invests this tired genre with an unexpected freshness.

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