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La prima cosa bella (2010)

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 »
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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:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 January 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mais Bela Das Coisas See more »

Filming Locations:

Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

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Budget:

€7,788,176 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Italy's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards. See more »

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L'eternità
Written by Giancarlo Bigazzi (as Bigazzi) and Claudio Cavallaro (as Cavallaro)
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a director steadily evolving
3 March 2011 | by tecnodataSee all my reviews

Having just seen this movie I'd say that Virzì is seriously working on becoming a major director. His technique is steadily evolving, his stories becoming more and more complex yet intimate, digging in his own youth and background while finding his own voice and style. Not quite Fellini yet but he seems to have a penchant for rolling in wallowing, like the great master, in his own experiences, remembrances and fantasies. It's a great compliment to say no matter what confusion one might find in the plot, one cannot really stop watching it. And like a good book, once finished watching, one feels like going back an looking again at some pages to better savor them. I don't know if this was Oscar material (too intimate, and a bit difficult to read for a general audience) but surely a movie to watch again after a few days, like a good book to leaf through now and again. This is what French movie directors have been trying to convey at their best. Kudos to Virzì.


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