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Don't Be Bad (2015)

Non essere cattivo (original title)
A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia, the same places of the films of Pasolini. His characters, in the '90s, seem to belong to a world that revolves around hedonism.... See full summary »

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Claudio Caligari

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Claudio Caligari (story), Claudio Caligari (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luca Marinelli ... Cesare
Alessandro Borghi ... Vittorio
Silvia D'Amico ... Viviana
Roberta Mattei Roberta Mattei ... Linda
Alessandro Bernardini Alessandro Bernardini ... Brutto
Valentino Campitelli Valentino Campitelli ... Grasso
Danilo Cappanelli Danilo Cappanelli ... Lungo
Manuel Rulli Manuel Rulli ... Corto
Elisabetta De Vito Elisabetta De Vito ... Madre di Cesare
Alice Clementi Alice Clementi ... Debora
Emanuela Fanelli Emanuela Fanelli ... Prima Smandrappata
Giulia Greco Giulia Greco ... Seconda Smandrappata
Claudia Ianniello Claudia Ianniello ... Terza Smandrappata
Emanuele Grazioli Emanuele Grazioli ... Lenzetta
Luciano Miele Luciano Miele ... Mario
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A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia, the same places of the films of Pasolini. His characters, in the '90s, seem to belong to a world that revolves around hedonism. A world where money, luxury cars, night clubs, cocaine and synthetic drugs are easy to run. A world in which Vittorio and Cesare, in their early twenty, act in search of their success. Initiation for their existence has a very high cost and Vittorio, to save himself, abandons Cesare, who instead will inexorably sink. The bond that unites them is so strong that Vittorio really never shall abandon his friend, always hoping to be able to look to the future with new eyes. Together.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 September 2015 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Be Bad See more »

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Budget:

€1,360,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The official submission of Italy to the Best Foreign Language Film for the 88th Academy Awards 2016. See more »


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Composed and performed by Cristiano Balducci
Courtesy of GDM Music/Cheat Music
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Modern neorealism
20 April 2019 | by giospone-37222See all my reviews

Claudio Caligari's third (and last) work highlights an evolution of the harsh realism of Amore Tossico.Despite dealing with drug addiction now the majestic performances by Borghi and Marinelli provide the psychological insights that are the main quality of the movie.Drug Is unavoidably responsible for the development and the tragic end of their friendship.


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