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David's Birthday (2009)

Il compleanno (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 28 May 2010 (Italy)
Two couples are enjoying their summer at the beach, but when the grown son of one couple arrives, it surprisingly stirs something in the husband of the other couple, will the forbidden feelings end badly?

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Marco Filiberti

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Davide De Bona (screenplay), Marco Filiberti (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alessandro Gassman ... Diego
Maria de Medeiros ... Francesca
Massimo Poggio ... Matteo
Michela Cescon ... Shary
Christo Jivkov ... Leonard
Piera Degli Esposti ... Giuliana
Thyago Alves Thyago Alves ... David
Eleonora Mazzoni Eleonora Mazzoni ... Flaminia
Paolo Giovannucci ... Massimo
Maria Luisa De Crescenzo Maria Luisa De Crescenzo ... Aurora
Federica Sbrenna Federica Sbrenna ... Vanessa
Marianna De Rossi Marianna De Rossi ... Chicca
Daniele De Angelis Daniele De Angelis ... Orazio
Marco Roscini Marco Roscini ... Lucio
Marco Casu Marco Casu ... Fabio
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A group of friends rent a magnificent house by the sea to spend the summer together. The arrival of Shary and Diego's son David sets something off in everyone, especially Matteo, an accomplished psychoanalyst who is married to Francesca. David's lonely and enigmatic uncle Leonard senses the reasons behind the dangerous tension, hidden beneath layers of silence and friendly banter. This vacation will indelibly mark everybody's life. Written by Anonymous / Charles from VA

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Taglines:

Desire and Discovery on the Italian Riviera

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

28 May 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

David's Birthday See more »

Filming Locations:

Jesi, Ancona, Marche, Italy See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Long and Limp
13 January 2011 | by steven-222See all my reviews

This is an overlong Italian soap opera about two fortyish married couples sharing a beautiful beach home for the summer; when the long-absent 18-year-old son of husband #1 shows up, husband #2 falls hard. All sorts of complications might arise, but the film just flounders around for almost two hours, until it finally ends in (you guessed it!) tragedy. (All those shots emphasizing husband #1's wedding ring were a dead giveaway that this would end in tears.) There's some nice scenery, a little eye-candy, and lots of talking and eating and strolling on the beach. This movie offers a long, slow haul to a limp, contrived finish.


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