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Agata and the Storm (2004)

Agata e la tempesta (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 27 February 2004 (Italy)
In Genoa, Agata runs her bookstore and, without meaning to, causes light bulbs and appliances to burn out. At the same time that a younger man declares his attraction to her, her brother ... See full summary »

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Silvio Soldini
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Licia Maglietta ... Agata
Giuseppe Battiston ... Romeo
Emilio Solfrizzi ... Gustavo
Marina Massironi ... Ines Silvestri
Claudio Santamaria ... Nico
Giselda Volodi ... Maria Libera
Monica Nappo ... Daria
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen Ann Eleonora Jørgensen ... Pernille Margarethe Kierkegaard
Carla Astolfi Carla Astolfi ... Geometra Mirabassi
Elena Nicastro Elena Nicastro ... Iole / hostess
Remo Remotti Remo Remotti ... Generoso Rambone
Andrea Gussoni Andrea Gussoni ... Benedetto
Mauro Marino Mauro Marino ... Dottore
Silvana Bosi Silvana Bosi ... Romeo's mother
Carlo Luca De Ruggieri Carlo Luca De Ruggieri ... Elettricista (as Carlo De Ruggieri)
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In Genoa, Agata runs her bookstore and, without meaning to, causes light bulbs and appliances to burn out. At the same time that a younger man declares his attraction to her, her brother Gustav, a morose architect, a distant husband, and an indifferent father, discovers that he was adopted and has a half-brother in the Po Valley. To Agata's great pain, she sees her young man with another woman - plus, Gustav cuts himself off from her and from his wife and son. Agata goes to the Po Valley, meets Gustav's brother and the brother's wife, and tries to reconnect by letting life wash over her. Wisdom comes from traditional Chinese medicine and from good literature. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

27 February 2004 (Italy) See more »

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Agata and the Storm See more »

Filming Locations:

Genoa, Liguria, Italy See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A piece of cinema magic.
5 November 2004 | by ross-70See all my reviews

Silvio Soldini has created another masterpiece, perhaps not quite

as good as 'Pane e Tulipani', and yet perhaps it is even better.

The movie has an ethereal quality, Fellini without the black edges.

Licia Maglietta is wonderful, she expresses feelings with a little

twist of her face better than anyone, she is a delight to watch. The

attitude of the characters to infidelity, which pervades all their lives,

is classic Italian… something that the Anglo Saxon / American

mind can't understand. The characters are reminiscent of the three men in Sandra

Nettelbeck's 'Bella Martha' who all manage to live their lives

without killing anyone or even revealing a nasty sinister inner-self,

a refreshing change and perhaps not totally divorced from reality.

This is a movie for those with romance in their soul, it challenges

us to dream and shows us the power of belief, it is very funny,

thoroughly entertaining and leaves you with warm glow. Ten out of

ten!


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