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A Dinner for Them to Meet (2007)

La cena per farli conoscere (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 2 February 2007 (Italy)
A comedy set amid the glittering Christmas decorations of modern-day Rome. Actor Sandro Lanza is experiencing the most painful moment of his existence. After a suicide attempt, his three ... See full summary »

Director:

Pupi Avati

Writer:

Pupi Avati
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Credited cast:
Diego Abatantuono Diego Abatantuono ... Sandro Lanza
Vanessa Incontrada Vanessa Incontrada ... Clara Lanza
Violante Placido ... Betty Lanza
Inés Sastre ... Ines Lanza
Francesca Neri ... Alma Kero
Blas Roca-Rey Blas Roca-Rey ... Federico (as Blas Roca Rey)
Fabio Ferrari Fabio Ferrari ... Matteo
Gianfranco Barra ... Corrado Baghdikian
Manuela Morabito Manuela Morabito ... Giuliana, psichiatra
Renato Cortesi Renato Cortesi ... Faliero
Osvaldo Ruggieri ... padre di Matteo
Marica Pellegrinelli ... Orietta Boserman
Gaia Zoppi Gaia Zoppi ... Celestina
Gaston Troiano Gaston Troiano ... Ferdinando
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcello Cocchi Marcello Cocchi ... Attore
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A comedy set amid the glittering Christmas decorations of modern-day Rome. Actor Sandro Lanza is experiencing the most painful moment of his existence. After a suicide attempt, his three daughters, scattered throughout Europe, each with a different mother, come to his side. The sisters meet to decide what to do with their father, establishing a genuine tie for the very first time.

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Comedy

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A sentimental comedy
9 February 2007 | by sedatavoSee all my reviews

Italian Director Pupi Avati works again with Diego Abatuono. The funny comedian has been saved by Avati in 1986, when he starred in Regalo di Natale, in a low career moment. Sandro Lanza is a failed actor and has a role in a televised soap-opera. He never had the great chance of an important movie character, though he was an actor in the most important period of Italian cinema. Three daughters, from different women, take care of him in a sad period of his life. Good performances of the actors, mostly of Abatantuono, who maybe feels this character very personally, because his own career could have been very alike in its failure. Avati talks about Italian cinema's decadence or, maybe, about Italian decadence at all. Unfortunately the movie seems not complete or maybe it doesn't succeed in saying everything the director meant.


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Official Sites:

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Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 February 2007 (Italy) See more »

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$4,173,202
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Duea Film, Medusa Film, Sky See more »
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