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La tigre e la neve ()


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A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion.

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Attilio de Giovanni
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Fuad
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Vittoria
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Himself
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Nancy Browning
Gianfranco Varetto ...
Avvocato Scuotilancia
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Ermanno
Lucia Poli ...
Signora Serao
Chiara Pirri ...
Emilia
Anna Pirri ...
Rosa
Andrea Renzi ...
Dottor Guazzelli
Abdelhafid Metalsi ...
Dottore Salman
Amid Farid ...
Al Giumeil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohmed Hedi Bahri ...
Firas scarpe
Franco Barbero
Mohamed Malek Bchatnia ...
Ladro bazar
Steven Beckingham ...
First Sergeant
Ahmed Ben Massoud ...
Vecchio campo minato
David Birkin ...
US Marine
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Spartaco Calanchini
Simone Carella
Donato Castellaneta
Alexis Conran ...
Private Roadblock
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Carla
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Valeri
Wahida Dridi ...
Salwa (as Wahjda Dridi)
Stefania Frangipani ...
Fiorala
Simone Gandolfo ...
Poliziutte aeroporto
Ida Grieco ...
Signora zebra
Derek Hagen ...
Soldato americano
Enrico Ianniello ...
Poliziotto aeroporto (as Enrico Iannello)
Enrico Innocenti Barduzzi ...
Poliziotto aeroporto
Laarbi Kmiri ...
Prisoniere
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American Soldier
Feriel Madaoui ...
Bambino
Susanna Marcomeni
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Private Roadblock (as Noah Margetts)
Rosa Matteucci ...
Presentatrice
Mark McKerracher ...
American Officer
Franco Mescolini
Daniele Miglio ...
Studente
Abdelkader Mokdad ...
Pedrone Scarpe
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Himself (archiveFootage)
Franco Moscon ...
US Marine at the Checkpoint
Israel Oyelumade ...
Soldier
Jeffery Gordon Pedersen ...
Soldato americano
Jeff Peterson ...
American Soldier
Javone Prince ...
Soldato americano
Adel Rabah ...
Abbas Scarpe
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Soldato americano
Peter Swander ...
Trembling Soldier
Giuseppe Ungaretti ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Mariella Valentini
Marguerite Yourcenar ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
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Attilio de Giovanni (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Roberto Benigni

Written by

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Roberto Benigni ... ()
 
Vincenzo Cerami ... ()

Produced by

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Gianluigi Braschi ... associate producer
Nicoletta Braschi ... producer
Elda Ferri ... executive producer
Ridha Turki ... executive producer: Tunisia

Music by

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Nicola Piovani

Cinematography by

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Fabio Cianchetti

Film Editing by

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Massimo Fiocchi

Editorial Department

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Marina Di Patrizi ... film recording
Simone Fontana ... digital intermediate editor
Paolo Verrucci ... digital intermediate colorist
Francesco Russo ... assistant editor (uncredited) / second assistant editor: film (uncredited)

Casting By

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Nathalie Cheron

Production Design by

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Maurizio Sabatini

Art Direction by

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Maurizio di Clemente
Cosimo Gomez

Set Decoration by

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Livia Del Priore

Costume Design by

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Louise Stjernsward

Makeup Department

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Elena Gregorini ... hair stylist
Giorgio Gregorini ... hair department head
Fernanda Perez ... makeup artist
Marta Roggero ... makeup artist
Morag Ross ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Federico Boldrini Parravicini ... production manager
Alessandro Calosci ... production manager
Valentino Lo Cascio ... assistant production manager
Mauro Maggioni ... unit manager
Giulia Maura ... post-production supervisor
Francesco Trifirò ... unit production manager
Monica Verzolini ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Lisa Castagna ... second assistant director
Giorgia Gambone ... second assistant director
Fabrizio Sergenti Castellani ... first assistant director
Alessio Spinelli ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Lucia Barbato ... assistant art director / unit production designer
Alberto Brunelli ... buyer
Giancarlo Derchie ... set designer
Bruno Falconi ... leadman
Paola Sforzini ... head painter

Sound Department

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Federico Amodio ... sound editor
Tullio Arcangeli ... sound effects editor
Daniela Bassani ... sound editor
Fabio D'Amico ... dialogue editor
Andrea Dallimonti ... boom operator
Filippo Ercolani ... sound assistant
Mark Kenna ... consultant: Dolby film sound
Andrea Lancia ... re-recording mixer
Davide Palmiotto ... ProTools operator / sound assistant
Lorenzo Pontecorvi ... sound mixer assistant
Bruno Pupparo ... sound
Dave Tinsley ... adr consultant

Special Effects by

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Elio Terribili ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Stefano Ballirano ... digital intermediate coordinator
Debora Bellintani ... visual effects producer
Paola Broggi ... administration: visual effects
Silvia Buttignon ... digital artist
Stefano Camberini ... digital intermediate editor
Tommaso Cassano ... system administrator
Roberto Clochiatti ... CG artist
Nicola Danese ... CG artist
Marina Di Patrizi ... film recorder operator
Gabriele Diaferia ... visual effects art director
Igor Fiorentini ... digital compositor
Simone Fontana ... digital mastering editor
Francesco Gasparotto ... digital compositor
Christian Gazzi ... film scanning
Giulia Lamacchia ... CG artist
Paolo Lato ... visual effects producer
Mauro Minazzato ... animator
Cristina Panizzuti ... visual effects producer
Emanuele Pavarotti ... animator
Pablo Mariano Picabea ... film recording
Pietro Ponti ... CG artist
Josè Sala ... digital compositor
Nicola Scarpinato ... 3D supervisor
Franco Valenziano ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Luigi Andrei ... Steadicam operator / camera operator
Cristiano Biagioli ... grip
Fabio Capozzi ... electrician
Alessandro Cardelli ... electrician
Claudio Frollano ... gaffer
Gian Claudio Giacomini ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Alberto Grassi ... generator operator
Simone Lucchetti ... electrician
Marcostavros Maggi ... second assistant camera
Maura Morales Bergmann ... assistant camera
Cristiano Natalucci ... focus puller: "b" camera
Angelo Pace ... grip
Walter Pernazza ... central loader
Alessandro Picchi ... electrician
Riccardo Ricci ... grip
Giovanni Tancredi ... electrician
Marco Tani ... camera operator: "b" camera
Emiliano Topai ... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Davide Zanetti ... camera loader

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sandrine Douat ... wardrobe assistant
Aurelia Laurenti ... wardrobe assistant
Jane Law ... costumes: Ms. Braschi
Claudette Lilly ... costume supervisor
Abdelfattah Qzaibar ... costume assistant
Cristiana Ricceri ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Kathleen Brennan ... composer: song "You Can Never Hold Back Spring"
Fabio Venturi ... score mixer
Aidan Zammit ... musician: keyboards, programming

Transportation Department

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Spartaco Calanchini ... driver

Other crew

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Simona Bellettini ... legal services
Christian Collovà ... legal counsel
Bruno Di Bartolomei ... production accountant
Maurizio Di Bartolomei ... assistant cashier
Dale Dye ... senior military advisor
Alessio Lazzareschi ... legal services
Marcello Mustilli ... legal services
Mirko Perini ... production cashier
Paola Rossi ... production coordinator
Mike Stokey ... military advisor
Sarah Tognazzi ... production staff
Matteo Vallecoccia ... production secretary

Thanks

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Ray Bradbury ... thanks
Paolo Conte ... thanks
Roberto D'Antonio ... thanks
Sara Driver ... thanks
Clint Eastwood ... thanks
Jim Jarmusch ... thanks
Antonio Morè ... thanks
Bart Walker ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Love and injury in time of war. Attilio de Giovanni teaches poetry in Italy. He has a romantic soul, and women love him. But he is in love with Vittoria, and the love is unrequited. Every night he dreams of marrying her, in his boxer shorts and t-shirt, as Tom Waits sings. Vittoria travels to Iraq with her friend, Fuad, a poet; they are there with the second Gulf War breaks out. Vittoria is injured. Attilio must get to her side, and then, as war rages around him, he must find her the medical care she needs. In war, does love conquer all? Written by

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Also Known As
  • The Tiger and the Snow (United States)
  • The Tiger and the Snow (World-wide, English title)
  • Le tigre et la neige (France)
  • Der Tiger und der Schnee (Germany)
  • El tigre y la nieve (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Budget $35,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Italy $1,116,727, 04 Nov 2005
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $24,000,000, 28 Dec 2006

Did You Know?

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Trivia Roberto Benigni named his character "Attilio" as a tribute to poet Attilio Bertolucci (1911-2000) father of famous directors Giuseppe and Bernardo Bertolucci. See more »
Movie Connections Features The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). See more »
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Quotes Attilio de Giovanni: If she dies, they can close this whole show of a world... they can cart it off, unscrew the stars, roll up the sky and put it on a truck, they can turn off this sunlight I love so much. Do you know why I love it so much? Because I love her when the sun shines on her. They can take everything away, these carpets, columns, houses, sand, wind, frogs, ripe watermelons, hail, seven in the evening, May, June, July, basil, bees, the sea, courgettes...
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