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La seconda notte di nozze (2005)

When his widowed sister-in-law and her son come to live with him after World War II, a simple farmer finds his life thrown into turmoil.


Pupi Avati


Pupi Avati
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Credited cast:
Antonio Albanese ... Giordano Ricci
Neri Marcorè Neri Marcorè ... Nino Ricci
Katia Ricciarelli Katia Ricciarelli ... Lilliana Vespero
Angela Luce ... Suntina Ricci
Manuela Morabito Manuela Morabito ... Estrelita
Marisa Merlini ... Eugenia Ricci
Robert Madison ... Enzo Fiermonte
Alfonso Santagata Alfonso Santagata ... Ugo di Dante (as Tony Santagata)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renato Ansaldi Renato Ansaldi
Stefania Barca Stefania Barca ... Monaca
Mia Benedetta ... Mariagrazia
Salvatore Billa ... Fence
Pino Calabrese Pino Calabrese ... Teacher
Carla Magda Capitanio Carla Magda Capitanio ... Homeless
Paolo Casiraghi Paolo Casiraghi ... Carabiniere


When his widowed sister-in-law and her son come to live with him after World War II, a simple farmer finds his life thrown into turmoil.

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Perfect actors, superb director, very enjoyable film.
13 November 2008 | by davidtraversa-1See all my reviews

From beginning to end, an extraordinary movie. It's a poem translated into film. The nostalgia for the old times is subtle and appropriate, enveloping every scene almost with pervading accuracy.

Post war Italy, practically derelict and on its knees, where everyone is trying to survive no matter how and yet life goes implacably on.

Every frame is perfection. The script is simply delicious, so different, so quietly developed and so attractively displayed for our enjoyment, compelling us to be interested in the life of every single character.

And the Italian language spoken with such precision and accuracy that not a single word is lost or missed, by the whole cast!

Katia Ricciarelli --the well known Italian soprano-- as a fantastic actress here, playing the mother of a not very nice character --Neri Marcorè, splendid-- a son totally devoid of any standards of morality.

The half wit in this tale, fantastically portrayed by Antonio Albanese; the two old ladies, with incredibly beautiful and robust voices --Marisa Merlini and Angela Luce-- etching two impeccably funny characters.

Robert Madison --Enzo Fiermonte, the once 'flash in the pan' new promise of the screen-- believable in a very difficult role (in real life he's the son of Guy Madison) and of course, the Director --Pupi Avati-- of this miraculously simple and embraceable film; yes, embraceable because it's like and old friend, with scenes and dialogues that we already lived in another life, in another era, like a sudden smell that brings Goldilocks memories to the present.

What an excellent touch Avati has to produce a truly different and natural story with every day life components and yet passionately absorbing!

A must see in my agenda.

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Release Date:

11 November 2005 (Italy) See more »

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The Second Wedding Night See more »


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Duea Film, Rai Cinema See more »
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Dolby Digital


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