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Notte prima degli esami (2006)

A group of Italian friends is preparing for their final exams.

Director:

Fausto Brizzi

Writers:

Massimiliano Bruno (story), Fausto Brizzi (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giorgio Faletti Giorgio Faletti ... Prof. Martinelli
Cristiana Capotondi ... Claudia
Nicolas Vaporidis ... Luca
Sarah Maestri Sarah Maestri ... Alice
Chiara Mastalli ... Simona
Andrea De Rosa Andrea De Rosa ... Massi
Eros Galbiati ... Riccardo
Elena Bouryka ... Valentina
Valentina Idini Valentina Idini ... Chicca
Marco Aceti Marco Aceti ... Cesare
Eleonora Ceci Eleonora Ceci ... Loredana
Armando Pizzuti Armando Pizzuti ... Santilli
Enrica Ajò Enrica Ajò ... Principessa Leila
Matteo Urzia Matteo Urzia ... Roberto - fratello di Claudia
Valeria Fabrizi Valeria Fabrizi ... Nonna Adele
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Storyline

A group of Italian friends is preparing for their final exams.

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Comedy

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Italy]

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

17 February 2006 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Before the Exams See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,457,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,257,228 (Italy), 17 February 2006, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title is inspired by the title of a song of the famous Italian singer Antonello Venditti See more »

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When Claudia parts from her friend leaving for Berlin, you can see a car (a Ford Fiesta) and a van, which didn't exist in the 1980s. See more »

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Noi ragazzi di oggi
( S. Cutugno - C. Minellono )
© EMI Music Publishing Italia S.r.l. / Number Two Edizioni Musicali
Base musicale fornita da M-Live S.r.l.
S. Giovanni in Mariganno (RN) Italia
Cantata by Edoardo Costa
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A maelstrom of fun, a wild dive into the teenager's world
16 April 2006 | by Andrea VidussoSee all my reviews

It will make you laugh, it will make you dance, it will make you nostalgic, it will make you ponder, it will leave you energized. This Italian comedy, which deals with a bunch of teenagers about to graduate from high school, in the summer of 1989, is rich in rhythm and amusing situations. Scene after scene, the protagonists have the uncanny ability of getting messed up in situations more and more embarrassing: their spontaneousness and impulsiveness is infectious... and you as a viewer will quickly sympathize with them. It's also impossible not to feel a bit melancholic, when you watch the protagonists playing Subbuteo and the Commodore video game Emlyn Hughes International Soccer and you listen to music from the 80s (great soundtrack, though foreign viewers of this movie may not be able to appreciate how well it mingles with the story). Furthermore, the views of Rome are mesmerizing. Inevitably, the movie deals with the problems in the relationship with adults and teachers, but always with the lightheartedness that's proper of teenagers, as they easily shift their mind from one problem to the next one.

"Notte prima degli Esami" may not leave you spiritually enriched or wiser but, quoting professor Martinelli's words, "sometimes the important thing is not the result, but the road you undertake to reach it"... and, under this point of view, the movie certainly was an entertaining ride for me! 9/10


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