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Manuale d'amore (2005)

Four intertwined episodes on the joys and sorrows of love.

Director:

Giovanni Veronesi

Writers:

Vincenzo Cerami (story), Ugo Chiti (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carlo Verdone ... Goffredo
Luciana Littizzetto Luciana Littizzetto ... Ornella
Silvio Muccino ... Tommaso
Sergio Rubini ... Marco
Margherita Buy ... Barbara
Jasmine Trinca ... Giulia
Rodolfo Corsato ... Alberto Marchese
Dino Abbrescia Dino Abbrescia ... Gabriele
Dario Bandiera Dario Bandiera ... Piero
Luis Molteni Luis Molteni ... Goffredo's lawyer
Sabrina Impacciatore Sabrina Impacciatore ... Luciana
Anita Caprioli ... Livia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elda Alvigini Elda Alvigini ... Rosanna
Roberto Andreucci Roberto Andreucci ... Ornella's lawyer
Lavinia Biagi Lavinia Biagi ... Miriam
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Storyline

Four intertwined episodes on the joys and sorrows of love.

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Taglines:

A love story depicting four phases of love chronicled through four episodes enacted by different couples See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

18 March 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Manual of Love See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€2,783,084 (Italy), 20 March 2005, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmauro See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Manuale d'amore 2 (Capitoli successivi) (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Noite e Luar
Written by Paolo Buonvino
Performed by Patrizia Laquidara
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Entertaining & laughter-loving!
19 November 2006 | by linyuwei1See all my reviews

It's a very well-made light-hearted, romantic comedy consisting of several small stories sorted out by the different stages of relationships. The stories were told in such a fluid way that you don't feel disturbed by the director's chronically linear view on relationships, although the figures in different stories were connected in a way or another.

The outstanding performances from every actor in this film also makes the everyday love stories naturally telling. Although the audience can share lots of jokes about relationships in this film, I also like that sometimes the actors talked to the audience directly through the camera. This is a skillful technique to get the audience's empathy and involvement.

Brava & carina - this film is surely very entertaining.


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