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Jailbreak (2002)

A cavallo della tigre (original title)
Riding the Tiger is a haunting evocation of the hubris, despair and devastation of the American war in Vietnam. Archival film and footage of a B-52 graveyard are combined with the voices of GIs, Vietnamese villagers, and journalists.

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Carlo Mazzacurati
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Guido
Tuncel Kurtiz ... Tiger
Paola Cortellesi Paola Cortellesi ... Antonella
Rafik Boubker Rafik Boubker
Roberto Citran
Marco Messeri
Manrico Gammarota Manrico Gammarota
Marco Paolini Marco Paolini
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergio Grossini Sergio Grossini
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Riding the Tiger is a haunting evocation of the hubris, despair and devastation of the American war in Vietnam. Archival film and footage of a B-52 graveyard are combined with the voices of GIs, Vietnamese villagers, and journalists.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 November 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Jailbreak See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€76,316 (Italy), 10 November 2002, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Remake of A cavallo della tigre (1961) See more »

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good Italian cinema
13 May 2006 | by paulina_canedoSee all my reviews

I just saw this movie in a Italian cinema tour. The story is very easy going and entertaining. It has a few moments where the scenes seem to go on forever but in general it keeps you interested in the story telling. The performances are great as well as the directors ability to combine the drama of the characters situation with very funny moments. The story tells about a man Guido, that begins a relationship with a single mom, Anton, and starts having money trouble, decides to rob a store and gets sent to prison where he meets two inmates planning to escape. For some reason he ends up tagging along during the escape. The story then develops around the run and the search for Anton. Good movie, good acting, worth seeing.


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