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Saturn in Opposition (2007)

Saturno contro (original title)
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

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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Release Date:

23 February 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Budget:

€5,500,000 (estimated)
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A Revelation
21 December 2008 | by bubblegun-1See all my reviews

I was really excited to see this film because I loved Hamam and I wasn't disappointed at all. Saturn in Opposition is really about a way of life that I feel lucky enough to have. It tells the story of a group of people who exist and stick together when faced with loss, difficulty and beside differences. I've always liked to think of friendship as a type of love. And I hope Mr Ozpetek would agree with me. The visual style is somewhat impulsive, but that makes the film more alive, personal. I'd recommend Saturn in Opposition to anyone who likes films about real life, friendship, emotionality, vulnerability. It carries a distinct European sensibility that I respect very much.


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