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The Goodbye Kiss (2006)

Arrivederci amore, ciao (original title)
Giorgio Pellegrini, a former left-wing activist turned terrorist has fled to Central America and fought with a guerrilla movement. Fifteen years later he is fed up with living in the jungle... See full summary »

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Michele Soavi

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Massimo Carlotto (novel), Lorenzo Favella (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alessio Boni ... Giorgio
Michele Placido ... Anedda
Isabella Ferrari ... Flora
Alina Nedelea Alina Nedelea ... Roberta
Carlo Cecchi Carlo Cecchi ... Avv. Brianese
Antonello Fassari ... Sergio
Marjo Berasategui Marjo Berasategui ... Francisca
Riccardo Zinna Riccardo Zinna ... Vesuviano
Alessio Caruso Alessio Caruso ... Gayetano
Max Mazzotta Max Mazzotta ... Ciccio Formaggio
Gentiano Hazizi Gentiano Hazizi ... Romo (as Gentian Hazizi)
Kai Portman ... Tonci
Marco Mattioli Marco Mattioli ... Javier (as Marcos Mattioli)
Amandio Pinheiro Amandio Pinheiro ... Pepe
Emanuela Galliussi ... Laura
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Giorgio Pellegrini, a former left-wing activist turned terrorist has fled to Central America and fought with a guerrilla movement. Fifteen years later he is fed up with living in the jungle and decides to return to Italy. What he wants is to lead a comfortable bourgeois life in his native country. Thanks to Anedda, a corrupt police inspector, and after giving away former comrades, he obtains a reduced jail sentence. Once released from prison he obsessively pursues his dream of becoming a "respectable" citizen, even if the way to it is paved with larceny, pimping, drug-dealing, rape, heist and murder... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Release Date:

24 February 2006 (Italy) See more »

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Latina, Lazio, Italy See more »

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€4,300,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The Best Italian Thriller in Years
27 February 2006 | by fulvio-1See all my reviews

No way, Arrivederci Amore Ciao is the best Italian Thriller released in the last 30 years! It's perfect, taken from a very good novel written by Massimo Carlotto, directed by Michele Soavi, who made horror movies like Dellamorte Dellamore(Cemetery Man)and La Chiesa(The Church), this movie takes your attention up from the beginning till the end. There's no hope of redemption in the screenplay, there's no hope of being a better man. The main character, played by Alessio Boni, who is as awful as always in the acting, but absolutely perfect for the role, is a former terrorist that wants to have a respectable middle class life after years of escape in South America. But if he really wants it, he's got to be ready to do everything, to betray the former comrades, to kill everyone! Michele Placido, director of the still good Romanzo Criminale(Crime Novel), in the role of the corrupted cop is incredible, perfect! I repeat: a fantastic movie, terrifying!At the end of it, I saw people desperately crying in the cinema...If you're going to see it, you'll understand why. Welcome Back to the cinema, Michele Soavi!!! This is the real good New Italian Cinema! These(Arrivederci, Romanzo Criminale, Occhi di Cristallo) are the movies Italy has got to show the world! Go and see it now, if you can.


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