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The Consequences of Love (2004)

Le conseguenze dell'amore (original title)
An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid.

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Paolo Sorrentino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Servillo ... Titta Di Girolamo
Olivia Magnani ... Sofia
Adriano Giannini ... Valerio
Antonio Ballerio Antonio Ballerio ... Bank manager
Gianna Paola Scaffidi Gianna Paola Scaffidi ... Giulia
Nino D'Agata Nino D'Agata ... Mafioso
Vincenzo Vitagliano Vincenzo Vitagliano ... Pippo D'Antò (as Enzo Vitagliano)
Diego Ribon Diego Ribon ... Director
Gilberto Idonea Gilberto Idonea ... Hired assassin
Giselda Volodi ... Waitress
Giovanni Vettorazzo Giovanni Vettorazzo ... Letizia
Gaetano Bruno Gaetano Bruno ... Hired Assassin
Ana Valeria Dini Ana Valeria Dini ... Reader
Vittorio Di Prima Vittorio Di Prima ... Nitto Lo Riccio
Angela Goodwin Angela Goodwin ... Isabella
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Storyline

Titta di Girolamo apparently has a regular and tedious life with nothing strange a part from his own name (as he uses to say). He lives in a Hotel in Lugano (Switzerland) since almost ten years, spending his days waiting for something we don't know. His life is too rigid, too detached following a flat routine. Titta ignore everyone and probably he has no emotions at all. Basically there is no story. But one day he decided, breaking all his personal rules, to exchange some words with Sofia, the hotel's barmaid. Incredibly all the situation change, emotions, love, mafia, death come back violently into Titta's life. Written by 1felco

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Everyone has a dark secret

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem következményei See more »

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Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The barrel of the tracksuit-clad assassin's fired gun, lying on the hotel mattress while the assassin is packing for departure, appears defective, i.e., rubbery, as the silencer barrel is angled downward. Moments later, after he picks up the gun and points it at the hotel room door, the barrel appears longer and straighter, as it was in the earlier scenes. See more »

Quotes

Titta: You stole my life. And I'm stealing your suitcase.
Nitto Lo Riccio: I see. But without the suitcase there's no life.
Titta: I know that.
Nitto Lo Riccio: You'll tell us where you put the suitcase.
Titta: No. I don't think so.
Nitto Lo Riccio: Do you know why? Because you're a good person. And because we're more intelligent than you.
Titta: That's true. I've never been very intelligent.
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Written and Performed by Terranova
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different kind of love story.
2 October 2005 | by come2whereimfromSee all my reviews

The consequences of love: There is really something special about this film but it's very hard to put your finger on. It is a love story of sorts but not really one i've seen before. It has several love themes running throughout the film. One mans love for a younger woman, a younger mans love for his older brother, the mafias love of money at all costs these are just some that intertwine in a story that has you guessing or rather not knowing where and how it will end. The cast are all superb from Sophia the teasing barmaid to the straight faced-ness of titta the films central character. With simple yet affective camera work bounced off an ever-changing soundtrack that mixes low-fi trip hop with lush orchestral pieces. The style of the film changes beautifully using several styles without ever getting cluttered. Love has never looked so diverse and powerful as the tales we are told rumble towards various conclusions. The director has married old and new into a rich Italian classic.


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