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Me and You (2012)

Io e te (original title)
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An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.


Niccolò Ammaniti (based on the novel by), Niccolò Ammaniti (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacopo Olmo Antinori ... Lorenzo
Tea Falco ... Olivia
Sonia Bergamasco ... Arianna, Lorenzo's mother
Veronica Lazar ... Lorenzo's grandmother
Tommaso Ragno ... Ferdinando
Pippo Delbono ... Psychologist
Carlo Cozzani Carlo Cozzani ... Concierge
Alessandra Vanzi Alessandra Vanzi ... Lorenzo's teacher
Francesca De Martini ... Shopkeeper
Michelangelo Ciminale Michelangelo Ciminale ... Pet Shop Assistant
Pietro Panella Pietro Panella ... Surveyor
Rodolfo Corsato ... Suitor
John Paul Rossi John Paul Rossi ... The Pusher
Dilan Modustus Herat Dilan Modustus Herat ... Man in Tram
Gustavo Cicolani Gustavo Cicolani ... Man with Dog


A 14-year-old pretends to go on a ski trip, but actually spends the week in isolation in his basement, escaping society's pressure. When his 25-year-old half-sister enters the basement, a few emotional and confronting days and nights ensue. Written by Yurrit Avonds

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Mostly shot in a large basement in Rome's Trastevere quarter, around the corner from director Bernardo Bertolucci's residence, because he was bound to a wheelchair and this made the production easier. See more »


Lorenzo: Who are you texting?
Olivia: My friend with the horses. Trying to set up a meeting for tomorrow. Know a nice bar where he can come and pick me up?
Lorenzo: Bar Aphrodite, in Piazza Verdi. They make good sandwiches. Is he your boyfriend?
Olivia: No, I had an affair with him, but he was with someone else when we met.
Lorenzo: Did he leave her for you?
Olivia: No, he cheated on her with me. After we met, we couldn't live without each other. But two months later be went back to her.
Lorenzo: Were you upset?
Olivia: A little, but I understand. No one breaks up for...
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References The 400 Blows (1959) See more »


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A small, sweet story of loneliness and redemption
21 December 2018 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Bernarod Bertolucci's final film feels more like the movie of a younger director: it's protagonists are youthful, the budget is low and there are few special effects or tricks, the story is simple and not overcooked. But I liked this tale of a shy teenager who camps out in a basement when supposed to be going ski-ing, and who gets a shock when his troubled sister turns up. Parts of what follows are a little cliched, but the basic feel of the film imparts a sense of honesty and genuineness. I liked it a lot, although it's a long way from 'The Last Emperor' or 'Last Tango in Paris'.

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Release Date:

25 October 2012 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »


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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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