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Italy in a Day (2014)

On one day in October 2013, thousands of Italians record video of their lives, collected by the director to this kaleidoscopic portrait of a troubled but vibrant country.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Luca Parmitano Luca Parmitano ... Himself
Alessia Gatti Alessia Gatti ... Herself
Nikolas Grasso Nikolas Grasso ... Himself
Michele Rocco Michele Rocco ... Himself
Giuseppe Silvestrini Giuseppe Silvestrini ... Himself
Antonio Rocco Antonio Rocco ... Himself
Valeria Cocco Valeria Cocco ... Herself
Lorenzo Ciani Lorenzo Ciani ... Himself
Cardelli Davide Cardelli Davide ... Himself
Raffaella Piccirillo Raffaella Piccirillo ... Herself
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On one day in October 2013, thousands of Italians record video of their lives, collected by the director to this kaleidoscopic portrait of a troubled but vibrant country.

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23 September 2014 (Italy) See more »

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Dzien we Wloszech See more »

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Italy See more »

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Features 627 Italians, from 0 to 104 years of age. See more »

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An Unrealistic Portrait of Italy
29 September 2014 | by DegustateurDeChocolatSee all my reviews

I had good expectations for "Italy in a Day" because I had watched other Gabriele Salvatores movies and I liked them. Unfortunately it was a delusion. The idea of creating a collage of various amateurs' footage about their daily life was interesting and challenging but at the same time tricky. Salvatores created a predictable picture of Italy, in which its current problems are brought up as unemployment, distrust in politics, hardship of everyday life due to the economic crisis. Everything is of course sweetened by poetic sentences said by the people filming their selves, videos on new born babies and lovers kissing and hugging each other. As a result the director seems to simplify Italy's life to love and sweet moments while many different things are going on. Probably the title "Italy in a Day" was a little too assuming and it made me think it could convey an important message or give a truthful insight of Italy, while it manages only to give a superficial portrait of the country and its inhabitants.


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