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La stella che non c'è (2006)

Labourer Vincenzo travels from Italy to China in search of a machine with a deficiency that was produced in the now defunct establishment at which Vincenzo worked for years.

Director:

Gianni Amelio

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Ermanno Rea (novel), Gianni Amelio (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Castellitto ... Vincenzo Buonavolontà
Ling Tai Ling Tai ... Liu Hua
Angelo Costabile Angelo Costabile ... Giovane operaio
Hiu Sun Ha Hiu Sun Ha ... Chong
Catherine Sng Catherine Sng ... Segretaria cinese
Enrico Vanigiani Enrico Vanigiani ... Dirigente acciaerie
Roberto Rossi Roberto Rossi ... Dirigente acciaeria
Chungqing Xu Chungqing Xu ... Direttore ufficio shanghai
Biao Wang Biao Wang ... Commissario di polizia
Jian-yun Zhao Jian-yun Zhao ... Studente al computer
Qian-hao Huang Qian-hao Huang ... Giovane sfruttatore
Xiu-feng Luo Xiu-feng Luo ... Ragazzo del pullman
Xian-bi Tang Xian-bi Tang ... La nonna
Lin Wang Lin Wang ... Bambino figlio di liu hua
Yong Guo Yong Guo ... Ragazzo del posto di ristoro
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Labourer Vincenzo travels from Italy to China in search of a machine with a deficiency that was produced in the now defunct establishment at which Vincenzo worked for years.

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Language:

Mandarin | Italian

Release Date:

8 September 2006 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La estrella ausente See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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8 October 2006 | by marcello-38See all my reviews

Another great film by the Maestro. The only disappointment was not seeing Enrico Lo Verso in this role. Yes, Sergio is a good actor, yes, Kim Rossi-Stuart is a good actor but they are not Enrico Lo Verso when it comes to Gianni Amelio directing. Lo Verso seems to be the only current male actor who is completely at ease with this director. Amelio and Lo Verso bring out such subtle brilliance in each other, keeping secrets, unanswered questions and unspoken agreements are their specialty. I'm sure that Amelio and Lo Verso are tired of hearing this but it is a fact of reality. Together they make masterpieces. I'm seeing too much Sergio right now and I can't tell the difference in character from one film to another. Kim is a brilliant actor but in "Le Chiavi DI Casa" he seemed to be distracted by something.


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