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Loose Cannons (2010)

Mine vaganti (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 March 2010 (Italy)
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Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies ... See full summary »

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Ferzan Ozpetek
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Tommaso Cantone
Nicole Grimaudo ... Alba Brunetti
Alessandro Preziosi Alessandro Preziosi ... Antonio Cantone
Ennio Fantastichini Ennio Fantastichini ... Vincenzo Cantone
Lunetta Savino Lunetta Savino ... Stefania Cantone
Ilaria Occhini Ilaria Occhini ... La nonna
Bianca Nappi Bianca Nappi ... Elena - Tommaso's sister
Carmine Recano ... Marco
Massimiliano Gallo ... Salvatore - Elena's Husband
Paola Minaccioni Paola Minaccioni ... Teresa
Gianluca De Marchi Gianluca De Marchi ... Davide
Mauro Bonaffini Mauro Bonaffini ... Massimiliano
Giorgio Marchesi ... Nicola
Matteo Taranto ... Domenico
Gea Martire Gea Martire ... Patrizia
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Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio ruins his plans. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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Some Family Secrets are Best Kept in the Closet.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hombres al dente See more »

Filming Locations:

Gallipoli, Lecce, Apulia, Italy See more »

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$15,340,429
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Una notte a Napoli
Written by Alba Clemente and Johnny Dynell
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One of the best movies I have seen this year
21 October 2010 | by carlinafoxSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at the Chicago International Film Festival, along with 18 other movies, and it was, by far, the best movie in the festival. It was the only movie I attended that was applauded by the audience at the end of the film. I see that one of the film critics commented that the film was uneven because it couldn't make up its mind whether it was a comedy or a drama. It was both and worked on both levels, which is one of the reasons I loved it. it made me laugh and it made me cry. I think the best art is often like that. Gabriel Garcia Marquez' book "100 Years of Solitude" and Joseph Heller's "Catch 22" are examples of books that are very funny and very sad, sometimes for exactly the same reasons. I hope this film will be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It deserves the recognition.


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