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The Repairman (2013)

Scanio Libertetti, a failed engineer who earns a living repairing coffee machines, attends a speed awareness course in a small provincial town in the hills of Northern Italy. When asked to ... See full summary »

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Paolo Mitton

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Credited cast:
Daniele Savoca ... Scanio
Hannah Croft ... Helena
Paolo Giangrasso Paolo Giangrasso ... Fabrizio
Francesca Porrini Francesca Porrini ... Carmen
Fabio Marchisio Fabio Marchisio ... Gianni
Irene Ivaldi Irene Ivaldi ... Zoe
Beppe Rosso ... Lo zio
Alessandro Federico Alessandro Federico ... Pitu
Elena Griseri Elena Griseri ... Professoressa autoscuola
Fabrizio Tomatis Fabrizio Tomatis ... Commesso supermarket
Barbara Mazzi Barbara Mazzi ... Katia
Lorenzo Bartoli Lorenzo Bartoli ... Idraulico
Carlo Nigra Carlo Nigra ... Commesso negozio animali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marco Bifulco Marco Bifulco ... Ninetto
Michele Costabile Michele Costabile ... Pinuccio
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Scanio Libertetti, a failed engineer who earns a living repairing coffee machines, attends a speed awareness course in a small provincial town in the hills of Northern Italy. When asked to explain the circumstances that led to his speeding fine, he rewinds a little too far...launching into a story as long as a film about his life over the past year. Enter the childhood friends who are always so ready to criticize him; the uncle who's constantly encouraging him to sort his life out; and the reassuring presence of Helena, a young English girl who's moved to Italy as a consultant in Human Resources and seems to be the only person who understands him. For a while, at least. Written by Anonymous

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Italian

Release Date:

19 February 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Repairman - Storia di un riparatore See more »

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Piedmont, Italy

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€200,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Fresh, witty, entertaining
13 February 2015 | by stefano76See all my reviews

The Repairman is a fresh, entertaining, original movie.

It's a debut feature (for which I'm being a little bit generous in vote!), but very refined, with a super nice cinematography (by David Rom, a really promising talent) and a very sensitive, delicate touch.

First of all, it's funny and entertaining - a few big laughs, and a lot of giggling scenes; but it's also touching and the characters have the required depth to get attached to them.

The northern-Italian setting come with a lot of local culture and character, and it's an interesting part for itself - and some locations are beautiful; for an Italian leaving abroad, as I am, it comes with a somehow nostalgic feeling: but it's probably even more interesting for not- Italians, to discover an often unknown area (yes, each Italian region comes with a lot of peculiarities!)

There also are a real story and some deeper themes, of course; but the whole movie is told with no judgment, a sort of light detachment that let the viewer make his own opinion, helped by a rhythm fast enough to keep the story interesting, yet slow enough to let her (the spectator) explore the details, rather than rushing through it as if only the end had a meaning, and only sudden events and crazy surprises could keep a watcher interested.

The acting is just and authentic and intense, too, and successfully bring to believable life characters real and three dimensional, yet a little stereotyped, in a way that remembers more the "commedia dell'Arte" rather than the loud, all-out American style.

If you are looking for something different and well done, you won't be disappointed!


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