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The First Beautiful Thing (2010)

La prima cosa bella (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 January 2010 (Italy)
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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

Director:

Paolo Virzì

Writers:

Francesco Bruni (story and screenplay), Francesco Piccolo (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
23 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerio Mastandrea ... Bruno Michelucci - 2009
Micaela Ramazzotti ... Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci - 1971-1981
Stefania Sandrelli ... Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci - 2009
Claudia Pandolfi Claudia Pandolfi ... Valeria Michelucci - 2009
Marco Messeri ... Il Nesi
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Sandra
Aurora Frasca Aurora Frasca ... Valeria Michelucci - Bambina
Giacomo Bibbiani Giacomo Bibbiani ... Bruno Michelucci - Bambino
Giulia Burgalassi Giulia Burgalassi ... Valeria Michelucci - 1981
Francesco Rapalino Francesco Rapalino ... Bruno Michelucci - 1981
Sergio Albelli Sergio Albelli ... Mario Michelucci
Isabella Cecchi Isabella Cecchi ... Zia Leda Nigiotti
Emanuele Barresi Emanuele Barresi ... Roberto Lenzi
Dario Ballantini Dario Ballantini ... Avvocato Cenerini
Paolo Ruffini Paolo Ruffini ... Cristiano Cenerini
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Storyline

A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Italy's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards. See more »

Crazy Credits

There are family photographs of Anna, Mario, Bruno and Valeria shown interspersed in the credits. See more »

Connections

References Che: Part Two (2008) See more »

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Il conte
Written by Carlo Virzì, Matteo Pastorelli and Valerio Fantozzi
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Italian cinema returns to tell the life
29 September 2010 | by giampy-78See all my reviews

Paolo Virzi, the last heir of Italian comedy recounts the resentment of a child for a mother too generous, the ambitions of a great little woman in Italy in the sixties, the Italian province full of prejudices, the disease as an instrument of reconciliation. Between past and present, helped by a splendid cast including Stefania Sandrelli (muse of Pietro Germi and Bernardo Bertolucci, Ettore Scola return in a leading role with all his talent as an actress animal). Paolo Virzi signs his best movie, a film that makes you cry and laugh at the same time, a film that remains in the heart... Paolo Virzi, the last heir of Italian comedy recounts the resentment of a child for a mother too generous, the ambitions of a great little woman in Italy in the sixties, the Italian province full of prejudices, the disease as an instrument of reconciliation. Between past and present, helped by a splendid cast including Stefania Sandrelli (muse of Pietro Germi and Bernardo Bertolucci, Ettore Scola return in a leading role with all his talent as an actress animal). Paolo Virzi signs his best movie, a film that makes you cry and laugh at the same time, a film that remains in the heart...


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 January 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

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Budget:

EUR7,788,176 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,569,178
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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