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Agata and the Storm (2004)

Agata e la tempesta (original title)
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 »

Director:

Silvio Soldini
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Cast

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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Life has some beautiful surprises.

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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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If you don't venture into the tiger's den, you'll never achieve anything.
12 July 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I thought Silvio Soldini's previous film, Blood and Tulips< was very good, so I thought I would give him another try.

This film was nominated for eight David di Donatello awards (Italian Oscar). Sadly, it won none, but that doesn't take away from it's excellence.

Licia Maglietta, Rosalba in Blood and Tulips, is Agata, a middle-aged book store owner. She starts and affair with Nico (Claudio Santamaria), who is 13 years younger. A cougar? (In Italy, a puma) Meanwhile, her brother Gustavo (Emilio Solfrizzi) finds out that he was the product of a one night stand, and has a brother, Romeo (Giuseppe Battiston). I have to say that Romeo is one flashy dresser.

The characters mentioned and their partners go through the travails of life with humor and love and sadness, just as we ll do. It was a sweet picture.


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