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Marcello Marcello (2008)

For the love of the beautiful Elena the young fisherman's son Marcello turns a whole village upside down.

Director:

Denis Rabaglia

Writers:

Mark David Hatwood (original screenplay and novel), Denis Rabaglia (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesco Mistichelli Francesco Mistichelli ... Marcello Romei
Elena Cucci ... Elena Del Ponte
Alfio Alessi Alfio Alessi ... Armando Cesari
Luigi Petrazzuolo Luigi Petrazzuolo ... Pasquale
Luca Sepe Luca Sepe ... Diego
Renato Scarpa ... Don Tommaso
Antonio Pennarella Antonio Pennarella ... Mariano Romei
Roberto Bestazzoni ... Professor Pizzuti
Mariano Rigillo Mariano Rigillo ... Mayor Del Ponte
Peppe Lanzetta ... Rozzani
Rosa Masciopinto Rosa Masciopinto ... Bernardina Palmieri
Teresa del Vecchio Teresa del Vecchio ... Rosetta Palmieri
Susy Del Giudice Susy Del Giudice ... Evangelina di Meo
Gianfelice Imparato ... Pietro
Maria Pia Calzone ... Signora Lombardi
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Storyline

Italy, 1956. In the picturesque island of Amatrello, a unique custom keeps the young men of the village busy: when a girl turns eighteen, every boy is invited to bring a gift for her first date. However the gift is not for the girl, but for the father... who will ultimately determine which boy takes her on her first rendez-vous! Eighteen-year-old fisherman's son Marcello doesn't care about this tradition until he sets eyes on the enchanting Elena, the daughter of the Mayor, who has returned to the island and - according to the tradition - has come of age. As time runs out and competition rises, Marcello comes up with the perfect gift for the Mayor. But getting that gift isn't easy... Soon, he is forced to barter with the entire village, as everyone seems to want something from someone else... Marcello's frantic quest ensues, evolving into a process of reconciliation among the village's inhabitants. Written by C-Films

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L'amour donne des ailes! Enfin, pas seulement... (French) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Switzerland | Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

10 June 2010 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Marcello Marcello - Der Sommer der ersten Liebe See more »

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Budget:

€3,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Island of Amatrello does not exist as such : it's a combination of the Island of Ventotene (Lazio) and the village of Monte Marcello (Liguria). See more »

Soundtracks

MY BABY CHOO-CHOO
Music and Lyrics by Louis Crelier
Performed by Louis Crelier
Courtesy of Crelier Music Publishing (Suisa)
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Take a mental vacation to this cinematic seaside village
18 March 2009 | by cclark-54See all my reviews

The scenery alone makes this a film worth watching! Set in 1956 in a tiny Italian village along the sparkling sea, Marcello Marcello is a darling film with loads of charm and humor. It's all about love and hate. The young actor who plays Marcello draws you into his world and its heart-warming dilemma very easily, and he is very, very, very handsome. But, what makes the film more lively and delightful are the bumbling, sometimes mysterious, and sometimes devious cast of characters who bring this sleepy town to life. Pay close attention to the incredible lighting in this film as it is truly amazing and will transport you to a breath-taking holiday in your mind.

This film is perfect for the art house crowd who love a charming escape to the movies and it should definitely get U.S. distribution. If you liked Mediterraneo, Enchanted April, Like Water for Chocolate, and Les Choristes, this smaller film is for you.


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