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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 ... Fascista
Lorenzo Burlando Lorenzo Burlando ... Fascista
Bruno Ardilesi Bruno Ardilesi ... Fascista
Alessandro Molatore Alessandro Molatore ... Fascista
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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tangram Film,Rai Cinema,Stream See more »
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Technical Specs

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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Specification
10 October 2004 | by cappixelSee all my reviews

The stories of the 3 main characters of the film "Paz!" take place in Bologna, that in the 70s, perhaps, was the most leftist city in Italy.

The three main characters (Penthotal, Zanardi and Fiabeschi) were created in 2 Andrea Pazienza's comic strips: Zanardi and Fiabeschi appeared in the Zanardi comic strip, while Penthotal had his own strip.

De Maria had declared that his intention was to show the situation of Bologna in the 70s through Pazienza's characters and stories and to make people think.

The soundtrack comprise original 70s punk and new wave tracks from the Italian scenes (groups like Skiantos and CCCP).


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