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Centochiodi (2007)

An Italian professor seeks refuge in the quiet, peaceful ruins of an old building.

Director:

Ermanno Olmi

Writer:

Ermanno Olmi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raz Degan ... Il professorino
Luna Bendandi Luna Bendandi ... Panettiera
Andrea Lanfredi Andrea Lanfredi ... Postino
Amina Syed Amina Syed ... Studentessa
Carlo Faroni Carlo Faroni ... Taciturno
Luigi Galvani Luigi Galvani ... Pescatore
Enrico Molinari Enrico Molinari ... Consapevole
Giuseppe Pivanti Giuseppe Pivanti ... Chierichetto
Giovanni Ponti Giovanni Ponti ... Gianni
Pino Ponti Pino Ponti ... Ortolano
Gino Rizzati Gino Rizzati ... Birichino
Angela Fornaciari Angela Fornaciari ... Beniamina
Ettore Viani Ettore Viani ... Innocente
Franco Seroni Franco Seroni ... Messo comunale
Yuri Dini Yuri Dini ... Studente fotografo
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An Italian professor seeks refuge in the quiet, peaceful ruins of an old building.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

30 March 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

One Hundred Nails See more »

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Budget:

€4,213,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Spectacular scenery, a humanist and heartwarming message, fine acting.
12 April 2007 | by glenn-herrickSee all my reviews

Although my Italian comprehension is terrible, I brought home a tremendous amount of pleasure from this, my first exposure to Mr. Olmi's films. The photog-cinematography was stunning. The awesome Po River was a major feature in the story. Signori Olmi and Buñuel must know each other; the film reminded me of a quote I encountered recently, "The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. -Arthur C Clarke, science fiction writer (1917- )."

While the photography and scenery were wonderful, the film was about people, and the importance of people over religion; the acting was superb and heartwarming. More of a commentary on Italian cinema, than on this film, Olmi actually used *subtitles* to impart the meaning of dialog spoken in language not necessarily understandable by the average Italian; he did not *dub* out the dialect.


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