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Me, Them and Lara (2009)

Io, loro e Lara (original title)
Father Carlo returns home after years spent in Africa in an humanitarian mission. Instead of getting the expected peace of mind with the help of his family, he'll face their problems: for ... See full summary »

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Carlo Verdone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlo Verdone ... Don Carlo Mascolo
Laura Chiatti ... Lara Vasilescu
Marco Guadagno Marco Guadagno ... Padre Giulio
Roberto Sbaratto Roberto Sbaratto ... Padre Savastano
Angela Finocchiaro ... Elisa Draghi
Marco Giallini ... Luigi Mascolo
Sergio Fiorentini Sergio Fiorentini ... Albero Mascolo - padre di Carlo
Cristina Odasso Cristina Odasso ... Mirella Agnello
Olga Balan Olga Balan ... Olga
Tamara Di Giulio Tamara Di Giulio ... Eva
Agnese Claisse Agnese Claisse ... Aida
Anna Bonaiuto ... Bea
Cecilia D'Amico Cecilia D'Amico ... Paziente Bea
Loukoula Letizia Sedrick Boupkouele Loukoula Letizia Sedrick Boupkouele ... Madou
Alessandro Perfetti Alessandro Perfetti ... Ragazzo Autobus
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Father Carlo returns home after years spent in Africa in an humanitarian mission. Instead of getting the expected peace of mind with the help of his family, he'll face their problems: for instance, his father has married Olga a Moldavian woman much younger than him and Carlo's brother and sister are worried about the heritage or what's let of it. Written by Anonymous

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5 January 2010 (Italy) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Appealing Verdone comedy.
24 September 2010 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Like his contemporaries Lino Banfi and Adriano Celantano, we see too little of the work of Italian comic Carlo Verdone, in English language distribution.

Here he is playing the Catholic missionary back from Africa where the physical hardships had worn him down, to be confronted with his family scrambling after dad marries a Balkan carer blonde and starts dissipating the inheritance, to the alarm of shrink sister Bonaiuto and coke sniffer brother Giallini. Complications ensue in the form of the blonde's sexy but tense daughter Chiatti.

Add in plot elements like the three African girls or Chiatti's video sex work, which assert while others, like the intimidating bishop, drop out, to make the thing harder to predict but the structure is classic farce, building to the fake family diner with social worker Finocchiaro.

They do have difficulty making the carefully structured plot hold attention beyond this but the outcome is agreeable and the playing and film making superior.


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