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Paz! (2002)

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Director:

Renato De Maria

Writers:

Andrea Pazienza (comic book stories), Ivan Cotroneo (story) | 4 more credits »
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2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Flavio Pistilli Flavio Pistilli ... Massimo Zanardi
Cristiano Callegaro Cristiano Callegaro ... Sergio Petrilli
Matteo Taranto ... Roberto Colasanti
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Lucilla
Claudio Santamaria ... Pentothal
Francesco Mastrorilli Francesco Mastrorilli ... Capo Fascisti
Lorenzo Burlando Lorenzo Burlando ... Fascista con Catena
Bruno Ardilesi Bruno Ardilesi ... Fascista col Bastone
Alessandro Molatore Alessandro Molatore ... Fascista Colpito
Max Mazzotta Max Mazzotta ... Enrico Fiabeschi
Barbara Bonanni Barbara Bonanni ... Anna
Iaia Forte ... Signorina Corona
Raffaella Del Rosario Raffaella Del Rosario ... Mamma di Colas
Lorenza Mazzetti Lorenza Mazzetti ... Mamma di Petrilli
Roberto Citran ... Professore
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Storyline

A bunch of students live in an apartment in Bologna, during the 70's. This is a 24-hour sample of their ordinary life, where, between marjuana, school, university, girls and political contrasts, spectators can get a nice and colourful picture of that time, of those people and of their ideas and problems. Crazy, halucinated, somehow "Trainspotting Italian style", this movie was taken from comic strips by Andrea Pazienza and it respects very well their atmosphere and style. Written by cortiglioni@yahoo.it

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Official Sites:

Official site - [Italy]

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 February 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Один сумасшедший день! See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$282,790
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1977. See more »

Goofs

A lot of parabolic antennas for satellite television can be seen on the roofs of Bologna. However, the satellite TV broadcast in Italy began only in 1990, many years after the film is set (1977). See more »

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In memory of Andrea "Paz" Pazienza
22 October 2005 | by jroger-1See all my reviews

Andrea Pazienza was an Italian comic writer, and with his art was the best reporter for the Italian riots of the '70s.

Through the late seventies Italy was shaken by youth movements, inspired to anarchism and pushed by a strong communist/neofascist struggle.

PAZ! mixes characters from the most famous stripes of Andrea, "Le straordinarie avventure di Penthotal" and "Zanardi" (if you are interested, look for "Pertini", too, a perfect satirical operation on one of the most loved Italian presidents): the actors are physically identical to the drawings, especially Zanardi and his friend Petrilli.

Their adventures follow strictly the plot of anarchy, hate, sadism, self destructive rebellion and drug-induced foolishness of the comics, and are a fresh wind in Italian film-making, usually very politically correct.

Andrea Pazienza died in 1988, 32 years old, less than a decade later from the creation of these fantastic characters, so this movie is quite a good way to get in touch with one of the king of Italian comics author.


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