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20 Cigarettes (2010)

20 sigarette (original title)
Autobiographical story about an assistant director who receives an offer to shoot a film in Iraq.

Director:

Aureliano Amadei

Writers:

Aureliano Amadei (story), Francesco Trento (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinicio Marchioni ... Aureliano
Carolina Crescentini ... Claudia
Giorgio Colangeli ... Stefano Rolla
Orsetta De Rossi ... Carlotta
Andrea Iaia ... Silvio Olla
Alberto Basaluzzo Alberto Basaluzzo ... Massimo Ficuciello
Antonio Gerardi Antonio Gerardi ... Produttore
Edoardo Pesce Edoardo Pesce ... Tino
Nicola Nocella Nicola Nocella ... Cico
Duccio Camerini Duccio Camerini ... Padre di Aureliano
Silvio Laviano Silvio Laviano ... Melis
Giovanni Carroni Giovanni Carroni ... Generale Stano
Vanni Fois ... Colonnello Scalas
Stefano Mereu Stefano Mereu ... Piras
Fabrice Scott Fabrice Scott ... Dottor Fester
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Autobiographical story about an assistant director who receives an offer to shoot a film in Iraq.

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Drama | War

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

8 September 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

20 Cigarettes See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$332,955
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1.85 : 1
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200 Cigarettes
14 December 2010 | by lasttimeisawSee all my reviews

It's a autobiographical film about the experience of the director himself, as a debut feature, I'm glad to watch it while the director was visiting Shanghai and had a screen at Tongji University. The film won CONTROCAMPO ITALIANO prize in the Venice festival this year.

The film combines comedic element with all the tragic incident during the war of Iraq. The close-ups of smoking cigarette is hovering round the film and renders proficiently sober impact on the audience, meanwhile, highlights the motif, a farce full of ridicule, sarcasm which a war could bring forth.

The DV-styled photography carries deep turbulence on viewer's organs of senses, mainly optically though, it bizarrely diffuses persuasively into a self-tortured experience after the bloody bomb and shooting scene, then our protagonist's gory appearance could be daringly disturbing; on the other hand, one can sense the ambition of the director to face the true grit and mockery and the same time.

The acting in the film is compelling with a humorous undertone, Vinicio Marchioni gives the protagonist a libertine quality and easily could appeal to the audience.

So, 20 Cigarettes is a comparatively mature debut for novice director Aureliano Amadei, who has a potential to swing swiftly between drama and comedy, I'm eager to wait to see his next move and hope his skills will be honed to a higher level.


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