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Castello Cavalcanti (2013)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 12 November 2013 (USA)
Italy, September 1955. A Formula One driver crashes his car during a race, leaving him stuck in a small village but good surprises will come his way.


Wes Anderson


Wes Anderson




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Schwartzman ... Jed Cavalcanti
Giada Colagrande ... Bartender
Giorgio Zancolla Giorgio Zancolla ... Bartender
Paolo Coluccio Paolo Coluccio ... Cook
Silvano Broglia Silvano Broglia ... Bus Driver
Francesco Bonaccorso Francesco Bonaccorso ... Motorcycle Driver
Michele de Paolo Michele de Paolo ... Car Driver #1 (as Michele Di Paolo)
Igino Angelini Igino Angelini ... Car Driver #2
Livia La Terza Livia La Terza ... Car Driver #3
Giampolo Pietraforte Giampolo Pietraforte ... Car Driver #4
Andrea Troiani Andrea Troiani ... Car Driver #5
Massimiliano Ubaldi Massimiliano Ubaldi ... Car Driver #6
Francesco Zippel ... Paparazzo
Riccardo Rango Riccardo Rango ... Little Boy #1
Niccolo Riso Niccolo Riso ... Little Boy #2


Italy, September 1955. A Formula One driver crashes his car during a race, leaving him stuck in a small village but good surprises will come his way.

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Short | Comedy | Drama


Not Rated

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While the protagonist is going to the telephone at minute 4.30, a voice can be heard in the background. These are few seconds from the original Italian broadcast of Formula One 1979 French Grand Prix, with the epic battle for the second place between Gilles Villeneuve and René Arnoux, commented by the famous voice of journalist Mario Poltronieri. See more »


Written by Carlo Rustichelli
Conducted by Luigi Urbini (as Pier Luigi Urbini)
Published by Suger Melodi, Inc.
a/b/a Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. SRL
Courtesy of Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. SRL
Taken from the soundtrack 'Sedotta e abbandonata"
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Prada wears Wes Anderson's style
18 November 2013 | by Rodrigo_AmaroSee all my reviews

Prada excels once again with an interestingly made clip directed by a great director. Like "A Therapy" directed by Roman Polanski and starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley, "Castello Cavalcanti" is composed with caliber talents from the movie business, this time bringing back the successful partnership Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman. The pictoresque style of the director, some of his trademarks, the vibrant colors are present here in a Fellinian-like tradition.

The story takes place in Italy, 1955, during a Formula One race when the Italo-American pilot played by Schwartzman crashes his vehicle at a small village and gets stuck there. The accident, a total wreckage of the car and cause of same moodiness to the pilot turns out to be something unexpectedly good when he gets involved with the local people, their routine, awakening an almost forgotten memory. He belongs there, and losing the race is no longer so important.

It's a stunning, lovely and humored film filled with plenty of cultural references (a tribute to classic Italian films), very intriguing but as a campaign doesn't work much - whatever they're selling (the brand which appears in Jason's jacket). The purpose of taking a small time - though long for a commercial - and watching it works perfectly, it's vivid and entertaining. The spectacle is so immense that you really long for a feature film being made after this. Creative and engaging, "Castello Cavalcanti" is synonym of quality film and quality propaganda, things we're missing these days. 9/10

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