5.7/10
527
1 user 13 critic

Black and White (2008)

Bianco e nero (original title)
An italian engineer and a beautiful black woman both married had an affair turning his life's into a hard forbidden romance.

Director:

Cristina Comencini
Reviews
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Remember Me? (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Rascal and The Scatterbrain - is their love enough to secure their happy ending?

Director: Rolando Ravello
Stars: Ambra Angiolini, Edoardo Leo, Paolo Calabresi
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Slacker Max fell so hard for single mother Alice in college that he developed a website aimed at winning her heart. Years later, after his venture has earned him millions of dollars, Max ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Cuche
Stars: Max Boublil, Aïssa Maïga, Patrick Timsit
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s.

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Stars: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Salvo and Valentino are two Sicilian friends who have moved to Turin, and now run a small business together. They drive foreign tourists around in a double-decker bus, and Salvo always tries to approach the pretty girls.

Directors: Ficarra, Picone
Stars: Ficarra, Picone, Ambra Angiolini
7 Minutes (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The owners of an Italian textile factory sell the majority of the property to a multinational company. No layoffs are planned, but there's a special clause in the agreement that the new ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Placido
Stars: Cristiana Capotondi, Fiorella Mannoia, Maria Nazionale
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Enzo, a lonely and misanthropic small time crook, uses the superpowers gained after falling in the Tiber river to chase down a crazy gangster called "The gypsy".

Director: Gabriele Mainetti
Stars: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Ilenia Pastorelli
Al posto tuo (2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two very different men have something in common: the work. When their companies are bought by a bigger one, who will take the only place of boss of the new company?

Director: Max Croci
Stars: Luca Argentero, Stefano Fresi, Ambra Angiolini
They Had a Dream (TV Mini-Series 2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In the 60s, the Government encourages Islanders to leave the French West Indies to escape poverty that results from the closure of sugar mills. Lured by the idea of a "dream country", they find life in Europe is not what they had imagined.

Stars: Yann Gael, Aïssa Maïga, Ambroise Michel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When French-African couple Paul and Sali discover the longed-for baby they are about to adopt is white, family chaos and confrontation ensue.

Director: Lucien Jean-Baptiste
Stars: Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Aïssa Maïga, Zabou Breitman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An Italian doctor starts a new life in Kenya to escape the city, but life catches up with him when an old friend offers his assistance along with his wife, who happens to be an old lover. (Italian with English subtitles).

Director: Lucio Pellegrini
Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Stefano Accorsi, Vittoria Puccini
Russian Dolls (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young group of teenagers enjoying their summer on the beach of Marseille France get involved in some drugs trafficking and investigated by police .

Director: Dominique Cabrera
Stars: Aïssa Maïga, Lola Créton, Alain Demaria
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Fabio Volo ... Carlo
Ambra Angiolini ... Elena
Aïssa Maïga ... Nadine
Eriq Ebouaney ... Bertrand
Anna Bonaiuto ... Adua
Franco Branciaroli Franco Branciaroli ... Alfonso
Teresa Saponangelo Teresa Saponangelo ... Esmeralda
Bob Messini Bob Messini ... Dante
Billo Thiernothian Billo Thiernothian ... Amadou (as Billo)
Awa Ly Awa Ly ... Veronique
Katia Ricciarelli Katia Ricciarelli ... Olga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierpaolo Benigni Pierpaolo Benigni
Letizia Sedrick Letizia Sedrick ... Uce
Thierno Thiam Thierno Thiam ... Amadou
Edit

Storyline

An italian engineer and a beautiful black woman both married had an affair turning his life's into a hard forbidden romance.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 January 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Aspro kai mavro See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€5,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Truly Black and White
10 March 2009 | by davidtraversa-1See all my reviews

A genuinely lovely comedy. Very enjoyable. The way this film deals with racism is softened by its lightness. Probably, as a drama, it could have been almost painful to watch. The actors are all superb. The tempo never sags. The issues at hand are quite explosive: Irrepressible adultery, interracial couple, violence against women, outdated macho mores, women dominated by men--nowadays!!-- and more.

But all this, as said before, treated as a light comedy. Fast and witty dialog, interspersed with some French and an African language that I, shamefully must confess, don't know its name.

Some very funny moments, like the one most remarkable to me when we see the black help working in the kitchen, having heard what it's all about, laughs openly, utterly delighted by the whole conundrum going on in the living room.

Top notch!

It's fantastic to see how, even when nowadays we consider ourselves SO modern, the knowledge of a wife or husband having an extramarital affair, can bring down our confidence in seconds and practically destroys us.

Why in the world can't we understand that maybe --MAYBE-- the other half of the couple has some needs that we cannot fulfill?

Some need that he or she finds in another human being that fits perfectly into that void and completes, as a triangle, a situation that wasn't perfect to start with? Neither this man or this woman desires to leave their official family.

They would be contented with having their respective affair parallel to their marriage. But that is not possible. The humiliated 'half' cries vengeance! And this way the whole structure collapses under so much pressure from all sides.

The end of the movie is very good. Life is something that we experience only ONCE, so, you better live NOW, before it's too late!


10 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed