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Caterina in the Big City (2003)

Caterina va in città (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 24 October 2003 (Italy)
When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an... See full summary »

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Paolo Virzì

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Teghil Alice Teghil ... Caterina Iacovoni
Sergio Castellitto ... Giancarlo Iacovoni
Margherita Buy ... Agata Iacovoni
Antonio Carnevale Antonio Carnevale ... Cesarino
Silvio Vannucci Silvio Vannucci ... Fabietto Cruciani
Federica Sbrenna Federica Sbrenna ... Daniela Germano
Carolina Iaquaniello Carolina Iaquaniello ... Margherita Rossi Chaillet
Zach Wallen Zach Wallen ... Edward (as Zach -James Smith- Wallen)
Martino Reviglio Martino Reviglio ... Gianfilippo
Claudio Amendola ... Manlio Germano
Flavio Bucci ... Lorenzo Rossi Chaillet
Paola Tiziana Cruciani Paola Tiziana Cruciani ... Zia Marisa
Luigi Grilli Luigi Grilli ... Zio Alfredo
Tereza Paula Da Rosa Tereza Paula Da Rosa ... Teresa
Renata Orso Renata Orso ... Zia Adelina
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Storyline

When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically. She starts developing her friendship with the "left side", represented by Margherita, and the right, Daniela, side of her class. She will lose herself, without knowing who she really is. However, maybe Edward, the young Australian boy, who lives in the apartment across hers, can help her more that she thinks. Written by filippo-3

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Sometimes you just want to fit in...or not

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 October 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Caterina in the Big City See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€563,954 (Italy), 26 October 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,116, 17 June 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$293,268, 16 October 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cattleya,Rai Cinema,Sky Cinema See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Goofs

The story begins in 2003, but the dates do not match up with the days of the week for that year. See more »

Connections

References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Inno ufficiale dei giovani fascisti
Music by Giuseppe Blanc and lyrics by Vittorio E. Bravetta
Sung at the wedding reception
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>>>!!!*~~~I loved the film~~~*!!!<<<
4 November 2004 | by resikaneSee all my reviews

I am a student in Australia, in year 9, 15 years old, studying Italian at LaSalle Catholic College Bankstown. I viewed this film as an excursion 3 days ago, and I loved it. I feel for Caterina because I guess I am a little naive in a way. She didn't realize that people were using her, she didn't realize that Margherita liked her in a different, more romantic way, she didn't know about a lot that went on in Rome. It was a very nice, dramatic and funny storyline, and i suppose it appeals to a large audience. I rated it 9/10. I took off 1 mark because I feel not enough was shown of Edward, the guy she loved, the guy from "down under", the guy who most Australians can identify with. He played a prime role in my eyes because he brought her life back on track when she had run away. A little more could have also been shown of Fabietto and Agata's relationship. This film was an excellent representation of the comparison between the posh side of Italy and the grateful and appreciative side of Italy


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