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It's Easier for a Camel... (2003)

Il est plus facile pour un chameau... (original title)
As a little girl, Federica fantasized about having beautiful long hair that would grow back as soon as she cut it, about never-ending cones of cotton candy and about countless adventures ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Federica
Chiara Mastroianni ... Bianca
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Pierre
Denis Podalydès ... Philippe
Marisa Borini Marisa Borini ... Mother (as Marysa Borini)
Roberto Herlitzka Roberto Herlitzka ... Father
Lambert Wilson ... Aurelio
Pascal Bongard ... Priest
Nicolas Briançon ... Director
Yvan Attal ... Man in Park
Emmanuelle Devos ... Philippe's Wife
Karine Silla Karine Silla ... Céline
Alma Samel Alma Samel ... Child Federica
Uta Samel Uta Samel ... Child Bianca
Victor Nebbiolo Victor Nebbiolo ... Child Aurelio
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As a little girl, Federica fantasized about having beautiful long hair that would grow back as soon as she cut it, about never-ending cones of cotton candy and about countless adventures that took her to the far side of the world. Now a charming thirty-something-single woman, Federica's fantasies have evolved, adding lovers, stardom, and motherhood to her waking dreams, where Federica continues to press for her everyday life to be as real as the fantasies that invade her. Unfortunately, Federica's daydreams can only provide a meager distraction from the reality she faces. Her career as a successful playwright is heading south, her boyfriend is pressuring her to start a family, a former lover wishes to rekindle an old affair, her sister is barely talking to her, her brother is self-centered and her loving father is terminally ill. And as if to make matters worse, Federica is rich, too rich, and the guilt that consumes her because of it is pushing her over the edge. As Federica ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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France | Italy

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French | Italian | Spanish | English

Release Date:

16 April 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Au royaume des cieux See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€35,471 (Italy), 20 June 2004, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,281, 22 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,787, 26 September 2004
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Dolby Digital

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The character of "Federica" is based on Valeria Bruni Tedeschi's real life experiences as daughter of a rich family. See more »

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delightful
6 May 2005 | by maxgnuSee all my reviews

Delightful little debut film from Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. Part family drama, part surreal comedy, and definitely not for all tastes, but if you're in for something unusual, edgy but entertaining, this is the film for you. My personal highlights are the scenes where Federica, the main character (played by Bruni Tedeschi herself) flashbacks to her years as a kid, especially the one where the feared kidnappers (she comes from an extremely rich family, so she could have been a target for kidnappers, as often happened in Italy during the seventies) are invited home for dinner and are joined in a chorus of 'El Pueblo Unido' by the whole bourgeois family.


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