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Love Is Eternal While It Lasts (2004)

L'amore è eterno finché dura (original title)
Gilberto join a 'speed-date' session during which he meets Stella. The day after police investigating on Stella's vanishing calls him. In this occasion, Tiziana, his wife, discovers ... See full summary »

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Carlo Verdone
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlo Verdone ... Gilberto Mercuri
Laura Morante ... Tiziana Lombardi
Stefania Rocca ... Carlotta
Rodolfo Corsato ... Andrea
Gabriella Pession ... Stella Vicentini
Elisabetta Rocchetti ... Carolina
Orsetta De Rossi ... Graziella
Lucia Ceracchi Lucia Ceracchi ... Marta Mercuri
Antonio Catania Antonio Catania ... Guido
Vanni Corbellini Vanni Corbellini ... Professor D'Errico
Raffaella Lebboroni Raffaella Lebboroni ... Prof.ssa Pistoiesi
Claudio Ammendola Claudio Ammendola ... Paolo
Anna Paola Brancia d'Apricena Anna Paola Brancia d'Apricena ... N. 7 Speed Date
Marco Canuto Marco Canuto ... Carabiniere
Luca Capuano Luca Capuano ... N. 21 Speed Date
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Gilberto join a 'speed-date' session during which he meets Stella. The day after police investigating on Stella's vanishing calls him. In this occasion, Tiziana, his wife, discovers Gilberto's 'almost-treason' with Stella. She decides immediately to separate and proceeding for divorce. At this point, having no place to stay, Gilberto is accommodated by Andrea and his fiancé Carlotta. Soon Gilberto discovers that also his wife Tiziana has a liaison with Guido their family's doctor. Things stars becoming interesting because a frenetic 'couple game' starts, with a surprise following another keeping us always more involved in this sentimental war. Written by 1felco

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Comedy | Romance

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Why do we have to act strong?
23 May 2004 | by sgurgoloSee all my reviews

"Why do we have to act strong?" is what a shattered Laura Morante has to write on a paper (ok, an almost obvious symbolism for our inability to communicate properly) to let Andrea know her feelings. Maybe this was the most heartfelt line of the whole pic. This movie sees Carlo moving from his more comic movies and trying to reach a new shore of maturity, this was also noticeable in his previous effort. Altough he is not Woody, Carlo is still able to give us some interesting views about - as individuals - growing up, and growing old, and - as couples - falling apart. There were some good laughs too in the movie, but what knocked me out was the girl who played the daughter Marta, i guess this was her name. She was a really good surprise. On the other i liked Carlo's maturity in writing, but i have to admit i can't stand his mask anymore. He should try, sometimes, to step behind the cameraand let some others actors play the leading roles, this would help him to find a direction. Now he seems stuck in between two needs: to please his comedy fans and to grow up as a writer and director. When he's in the scene i always feel like "Oh, my gosh, if he wasn't playing that part the movie would have had a whole different appeal". When i see Carlo playing "the role of himself" (and this is definitely what he does in this movie) i always feel that he's empathyzing way too much with his character, a thing he could avoid slipping in the back, screaming "action" and then "cut" and letting some more believable actors play the leads.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 February 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Is Eternal While It Lasts See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,035,609
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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