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La passione (2010)

To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.

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Carlo Mazzacurati
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Silvio Orlando ... Gianni Dubois
Giuseppe Battiston ... Ramiro
Kasia Smutniak ... Caterina
Marco Messeri ... Del Ghianda
Giovanni Mascherini Giovanni Mascherini ... Jonathan
Maria Paiato Maria Paiato ... Helga
Fausto Russo Alesi ... Pippo
Cristiana Capotondi ... Flaminia Sbarbato
Stefania Sandrelli ... Il Sindaco
Corrado Guzzanti Corrado Guzzanti ... Manlio Abbruscati
Paolo Graziosi ... Vicino di casa
Sergio Pierattini Sergio Pierattini
Roberto Abbiati Roberto Abbiati ... Il vigile urbano
Natalino Balasso Natalino Balasso ... Uomo dei pappagalli
Gianfranco Barra Gianfranco Barra ... Dottore
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To avoid being sued, a film director reluctantly agrees to set up and direct the Good Friday celebrations in a small Tuscan town.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La passione See more »

Filming Locations:

Bergen, Hordaland, Norway See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Just love it
21 September 2017 | by selvaticaSee all my reviews

A tiny jewel by Mazzacurati,I think often back at some scenes or expressions of its actors, all excellent: Battiston plays a very fat Jezus on the Cross, I love this ( comic/melodramatic) actor, one of the finest we have, so humane, his face + body SPEAK. Orlando's always excellent + here hilarious as shallow opportunist niche movie-maker who can't sell his idea LOL ( he doesn't even have one ) so he settles for the direction of a regional , silly Passion-Play in some provincial hole of a village with 'ignorant villagers as actors' and he HATES it . He has right cynicism and is funny ( think of every time he has to use his mobile phone but there's no signal in this rural place ) The actor chosen at first to play Jezus is hilarious too with his theatrical over-acting and loud voice. And I could go on about how funny and sweet this movie is but I guess only for Italians, or even only Northern Italians , it's subtle humor. Mazzacurati was from my city and a pity we lost our only director. We miss you + thank you, Carlo .


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