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We Can Do That (2008)

Si può fare (original title)
Set in Italy in the early 1980s the film follows Nello (Claudio Bisio), the recently hired director of a newly developed work cooperative of former mental patients. After the closure of ... See full summary »

Director:

Giulio Manfredonia

Writers:

Fabio Bonifacci (screenplay), Giulio Manfredonia (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Bisio Claudio Bisio ... Nello
Anita Caprioli ... Sara
Giuseppe Battiston ... Dottor Federico Furlan
Giorgio Colangeli ... Dottor Del Vecchio
Andrea Bosca ... Gigio
Giovanni Calcagno Giovanni Calcagno ... Luca
Michele De Virgilio Michele De Virgilio ... Niki
Carlo Giuseppe Gabardini Carlo Giuseppe Gabardini ... Goffredo
Andrea Gattinoni Andrea Gattinoni ... Roby
Natascia Macchniz ... Luisa
Rosa Pianeta Rosa Pianeta ... Enrica
Daniela Piperno Daniela Piperno ... Miriam
Franco Pistoni Franco Pistoni ... Ossi
Pietro Ragusa ... Fabio
Franco Ravera Franco Ravera ... Carlo
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Storyline

Set in Italy in the early 1980s the film follows Nello (Claudio Bisio), the recently hired director of a newly developed work cooperative of former mental patients. After the closure of state psychiatric hospitals and asylums in Italy under the Basaglia Law many former patients were left with few resources and little hope of reintegrating into society. With the intention of actually improving the lives of his pupils, rather than just sedating them, Nello encourages them to expand their individual abilities and explore the wider world around them although, regardless of intention, there is sometimes a price to pushing boundaries too quickly. "We can do that" maintains a sometimes troubled, but ultimately unwavering faith in human nature and human potential.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

31 October 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Si può fare See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,280,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,771,968
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rizzoli Film, R.T.I. See more »
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Color
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Trivia

It was one of the five Italian films pre-selected as the Best Foreign Film submission for the 82nd Academy Awards, along with Baarìa (2009), Fort Apache Napoli (2009), The Big Dream (2009) and Vincere (2009). See more »

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Very good movie!! ...But it's Drama-comedy , NOT comedy
11 February 2019 | by alexmaister-38146See all my reviews

Very good movie , so much talent of the cast.It had 4-5 scenes with funny moments.It gives you many messages and is a true story....but, the only think that I didn't like(and I think it's a mistake from the site, not from the movie) It was that I was searching for a funny movie not for drama-comedy...but okay ...Greek99


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