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La nostra vita (2010)

Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, when he finds the remains of an ... See full summary »

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... Claudio De Rosa
... Piero
... Elena De Rosa
... Ari
Stefania Montorsi ... Loredana
... Porcari
Alina Berzunteanu ... Gabriela (as Alina Madalina Berzunteanu)
Marius Ignat ... Andrei
... Copertone
Awa Ly ... Celeste
Emiliano Campagnola ... Vittorio
Damiano De Laurentis ... Samuel
... Christian
Beatrice Mantegazza ... Sabrina
Federico Luchetti ... Federico
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Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, when he finds the remains of an illegal immigrant under the site and doesn't report it, fearing he'll be out of a job if construction comes to a halt, it upsets his simple and happy life. In a rage for life, Claudio energetically fights against the injustice that fell upon him. Love and support from his friends and family as well as the laughter of his children will help him to triumph against the odds. Written by Anonymous

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Very satisfying
16 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie in Vancouver, after having seen 15 movies selected from across the spectrum. I thoroughly enjoyed the script, the acting and the direction. I am very sensitive to generalizations of race or culture, and resent themes that play to a lowest common denominator and therefore I was constantly being relieved when an obvious theme of Italian culture - like loyalty among family was given a modern and genuine lift...at every stage I thought the script presented us with the obvious assumptions we have of Italians and then took us to a more subtle and thoughtfull response - never more so than when the character of Claudio confronts the young Romanian son of the immigrant worker and tries to tell him 'what's what' in the real world. The young man, more wise and thoughtful of the two forces Claudio to re-think his position. Personal growth, hope - what else can we want? My only complaint? The theme song played one too many times for me....


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