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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Giorgio
... Anedda
... Flora
Alina Nedelea ... Roberta
Carlo Cecchi ... Avv. Brianese
... Sergio
Marjo Berasategui ... Francisca
Riccardo Zinna ... Vesuviano
Alessio Caruso ... Gayetano
Max Mazzotta ... Ciccio Formaggio
Gentiano Hazizi ... Romo (as Gentian Hazizi)
... Tonci
Marco Mattioli ... Javier (as Marcos Mattioli)
Amandio Pinheiro ... Pepe
... 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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Arrivederci amore, ciao
(2006)
Composed by Paolo Conte and Michele Virano
Written by Vito Pallavicini
Performed by Caterina Caselli
Produced by Roberto Vernetti
String arrangement by Fabio Gurian
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Serious theme - unserious realization
21 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Completely so-so. Some parts are nice - music, Alessio Boni, who just CAN'T play bad. But other parts are very strange: it seems that the director himself treated that film non-seriously. Night life, memories about South America, blood, some dialogues - are artificial and lifeless, grotesque. They seem unnatural, although all thoughts of main hero are interesting (perhaps, they were taken strait from the novel). So the serious and even tragic film begin to have some unexpected comic connotation: really, I couldn't help laughing than watching all this "night club things". Feelings of main hero wasn't shown: I see a girl, I want a girl (which is completely normal), but I do not want to sleep with her, I want her to love me (why? of course, the hero has some reason, but nobody show us what it is). Very strange feeling...


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