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La finestra di fronte (original title)
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Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for the Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man... See more »

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Giovanna
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Simone / Davide Veroli
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Lorenzo
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Filippo
Serra Yilmaz ...
Eminè
Maria Grazia Bon ...
Sara
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Young Davide
Ivan Bacchi ...
Simone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chiara Andreis
Veronica Bruni ...
Tintora
Olimpia Carlisi ...
Donna negozio stoffe
Ohame-Brancy Chibuzo ...
Alessio (as Ohame Brancy Chibuzo)
Carlo Daniele ...
Marco
Rosaria De Cicco ...
Barista
Lucianna De Falco ...
Marilena
Barbara Folchitto
Francesca Gamba
Benedetta Gargari ...
Martina
Enrico Grassi ...
Vittorio
Serena Habtom Mehari ...
Microbo (as Serena Habton Mehari)
Flavio Insinna ...
Uomo forno
Elisabeth Kaza ...
Sorella di Simone, padrona negozio stoffe (as Elisabeth Kasza)
Patrizia Loreti ...
Tintora Stiratrice
Caterina Quaranta
Maurizio Romoli ...
La spia
Giorgio Sgobbi ...
Barman
Thierno Thiam
Billo Thiernothian ...
Giambo
Claudia Verdat
Giovanni Verdesca ...
Cameriere

Directed by

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Ferzan Ozpetek

Written by

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Ferzan Ozpetek ... (writer)
 
Gianni Romoli ... (writer)

Produced by

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Tilde Corsi ... producer
Gianni Romoli ... producer

Music by

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Andrea Guerra

Cinematography by

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Gian Filippo Corticelli ... (as Gianfilippo Corticelli)

Film Editing by

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Patrizio Marone

Editorial Department

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Elide Camberini ... color technician
Pasquale Cuzzupoli ... color supervisor
Francesco Garrone ... assistant editor
Andrea Prosperi ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Pino Pellegrino

Art Direction by

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Andrea Crisanti

Set Decoration by

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Massimiliano Nocente

Costume Design by

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Katia Dottori ... (as Catia Dottori)

Makeup Department

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Marco Catalucci ... hair stylist
Aurora Gambelli ... key hair stylist
Anna Maria Romoli ... makeup artist (as Annamaria Romoli)
Ermanno Spera ... makeup artist
Maura Turchi ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Lilia Cioccarelli ... production manager
Giordano Esposito ... production supervisor
Maurizio Gallozzi ... unit manager
Giovanni Ledda ... production supervisor
Alessandro Mattei ... general organizator

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Andrea De Sica ... second assistant director
Gaia Filardo ... assistant director
Gianluca Mazzella ... first assistant director
Nicola Scorza ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Massimiliano Leoni ... assistant props
Lily Pungitore ... assistant production designer
Oreste Quercioli ... scenic painter
Massimo Sergianni ... construction manager

Sound Department

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Paolo Amici ... sound effects editor
Benni Atria ... sound editor (as Benedetto Atria)
Doug Cooper ... re-recording mixer
Marzia Cordò ... dialogue editor
Felicity Cottrell ... foley artist
Enzo Diliberto ... foley artist
Robert Farr ... re-recording mixer
Francesca Genevois ... assistant sound editor
Marco Grillo ... sound
Nigel Mills ... sound editor: UK
Claudio Paolucci ... boom operator
Daniele Quadroli ... sound effects editor
David Quadroli ... sound effects editor
Fabrizio Quadroli ... sound effects editor
Mike Ross-Trevor ... sound engineer (as Mike Ross Trevor)
James Seddon ... dolby consultant
Ruth Sullivan ... foley artist
Mike Wood ... sound editor: UK
Maurizio Casula ... Production sound recording - Rome (uncredited)

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Fernando Sabelli ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Riccardo Beroli ... digital effects
Sergio Cremasco ... digital color timing
Alberto Mantini ... digital effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Luigi Andrei ... camera and steadicam operator
Daniele Anzellotti ... grip
Alessio Bastianelli ... focus puller
Umberto Bramucci ... electrician
Bruno Colanzi ... key grip
Francesca D'Antoni ... assistant camera
Simone De Marinis ... grip
Daniele Dessena ... additional grip
Romolo Eucalitto ... still photographer
Leonardo Fanone ... generator operator
Sergio Gabrielli ... grip
Gian Claudio Giacomini ... assistant camera
Patrizio Marra ... grip
Vincenzo Morabito ... electrician
Alessandro Rossi ... electrician
Marco Sticchi ... gaffer
Massimo Tanfani ... grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Costanza Bastanti ... assistant costumer
Natasha Marinacci ... wardrobe
Patrizia Martella ... seamstress

Music Department

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Rachel Bolt ... viola
Chris Cozens ... assistant music recording engineer
Ryu Kawashima ... assistant music recording engineer
Giannandrea Mazza ... music pre-production
Nigel Mills ... music editor
Luca Salvadori ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Laura Cimarelli ... production accountant
Laura Curreli ... script supervisor
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... master of arms
Leandro Fabbri ... production secretary
Vittorio Giovine ... production secretary
Jim Hajicosta ... post-production accountant
Germana Pierucci ... production coordinator
Michele Protano ... production secretary
Monica Verzolini ... production assistant
Arzu Volkan ... backstage director

Thanks

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Massimo Girotti ... in memory of

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Giovanna is a bookkeeper in a company which packs chickens. She is married to a man who has a precarious job. First she starts being curious about a young man who lives in the block opposite hers, and then she falls in love with him. The relationship between the two becomes much stronger when she starts to find out more about him from an old man who bursts into their lives. The old man, obsessed with the memories of some things that happened n the long past autumn of 1943, has lost his memory and finds refuge in Giovanna. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines Desire knows no bounds. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Karsi pencere (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • A Janela em Frente (Portugal)
  • Facing Window (United Kingdom)
  • The Window Opposite (World-wide, English title)
  • Facing Windows (United States)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend Italy EUR1,340,061, 02 Mar 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia Massimo Girotti died on 6 January 2003 and the movie is dedicated to his memory. Before he was cast, Ferzan Ozpetek had considered also Jean Rochefort and Serge Reggiani for his role. See more »
Soundtracks La Finestra di fronte See more »

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