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Saturn in Opposition (2007)

Saturno contro (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 23 February 2007 (Italy)
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Long-time friends: Davide, a successful novelist, lives with Lorenzo, who's everyone's favorite; Antonio and Angelique, married with two children; Neval, a voluble Turk, and her compliant ... See full summary »

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Ferzan Ozpetek
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefano Accorsi ... Antonio Pontesilli
Margherita Buy ... Angelica Pontesilli
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Davide
Serra Yilmaz Serra Yilmaz ... Neval
Ennio Fantastichini Ennio Fantastichini ... Sergio
Ambra Angiolini ... Roberta
Luca Argentero ... Lorenzo Marchetti
Filippo Timi ... Roberto
Michelangelo Tommaso ... Paolo
Milena Vukotic ... Marta, la Capoinfermiera
Luigi Diberti ... Vittorio
Lunetta Savino Lunetta Savino ... Minnie
Isabella Ferrari ... Laura
Benedetta Gargari Benedetta Gargari ... Giulia
Gabriele Paolino Gabriele Paolino ... Marco
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Long-time friends: Davide, a successful novelist, lives with Lorenzo, who's everyone's favorite; Antonio and Angelique, married with two children; Neval, a voluble Turk, and her compliant husband; Sergio, an aging gay man; and, Roberta, beautiful, heavily into drugs. They have secrets: an affair, a business venture. Then, tragedy strikes, and the group pulls together for one of their own, who may not want their intersession. Are there limits to the power of friendship? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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23 February 2007 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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€5,500,000 (estimated)
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Another family, Ozpetek style.
27 February 2007 | by pierlorenzodangeloSee all my reviews

Once again, Ozpetek introduce us to an unorthodox gathering in the shape of a family. The gay couple Perfrancesco Favino and Luca Argentero are a model couple. Lovely, talented, kind. The heterosexual couple, Margherita Buy and Stefano Accorsi are also kind even if infidelity and other obstacles complicate their life but only momentarily. Now, okay, it all looks fine but I couldn't quite figure out what was I looking at. The story unfolds without any rhyme or reason. Did I miss something important? Favino is totally credible and Argentero is eye candy of the most delightful kind. Ennio Fantastichini is funny and pathetic, Stefano Accorsi is Stefano Accorsi and Margherita Buy manages a very civilized matrimonial crisis. Serra Yilmaz does her thing, beautifully of course, but hardly new. The only surprise was Lunetta Savino, an ex hairdresser and Argentero's step mom. Her character brings a much needed truth to the proceedings. It is, perhaps, the best written character. Somebody asked me what the film was about and I couldn't quite answer. I think that's were the problem resides. If Ferzan Ozpetek had something to say I completely missed it. However, the beauty of the people on the screen kept me awake and somehow engaged.


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