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La sedia della felicità (2013)

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During her visit to a prison to do the nails to an old lady and former head of a criminal clan, a broke beautician is the recipient of the last words of the dying lady whispering the ... See full summary »

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Carlo Mazzacurati
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Valerio Mastandrea ... Dino Morosi
Isabella Ragonese ... Bruna De Angelis
Giuseppe Battiston ... Father Weiner
Raul Cremona Raul Cremona ... Casimiro Foggia aka Mago Kasimir
Maria Paiato Maria Paiato ... The Fishmonger's Wife
Lucia Mascino ... Dino Morosi's Former Wife
Natalino Balasso Natalino Balasso ... Volpato
Roberto Abbiati Roberto Abbiati ... Bepin Lievore's Brother
Mirko Artuso Mirko Artuso ... Bepin Lievore
Cosimo Messeri Cosimo Messeri ... Alex Pavelka
Pierantonio 'Noki' Novara Pierantonio 'Noki' Novara ... Lothar (as Pierantonio Novara)
Katia Ricciarelli Katia Ricciarelli ... Norma Pecche
Roberto Citran ... The Fishmonger
Marco Marzocca ... Ranji Kula Secara
Milena Vukotic ... Armida
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During her visit to a prison to do the nails to an old lady and former head of a criminal clan, a broke beautician is the recipient of the last words of the dying lady whispering the hideout of a treasure, supposedly in an old chair in the lady's mansion. The beautician sets forth to find the treasure, but all the belongings of the mansion have been confiscated and auctioned. The beautician seeks help by the neighbor's's shop, a tattoo studio, where the broke owner does everything he can to help, and discovers that there are eight identical chairs and that there is a way to find their owners. The quest to find the lucky chair brings the couple around the Veneto region trying to persuade the chair owners that they don't really need them. A magician, a greedy priest, industrious immigrated entrepreneurs, a grumpy fishmonger and a shepherd in the alps are some of the characters the couple find in their pursuit of happiness. Written by Fabio da Padova

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Carlo Mazzacurati's last movie. It was released posthumously on 24 April 2014, 3 mouths later Mazzacurati's death. Several actors of his previous movies enjoyed this one, making a cameo role. See more »

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Version of Mein Opa und die 13 Stühle (1997) See more »

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Looking for the lucky chair!
26 May 2020 | by marcofranchinoSee all my reviews

Bruna is a beautician who struggles to make ends meet. Betrayed by her boyfriend and chased by an unscrupulous supplier, she receives a confession on the point of death from a client. She is the mother of a famous bandit and hid a treasure in one of the chairs in her living room. Bruna leaves for the villa and remains stuck behind a gate in the company of a wild boar. Dino, a tattoo artist working next to her beauty shop, comes to her rescue and ends up involved in the affair. After discovering the assets have been confiscated and auctioned (including the eight chairs they are looking for), Bruna and Dino track down collectors and buyers in search of the chair filled with jewels. Adventure goes on with ups and downs, magicians and odd collectors, lagoon and mountains. Bruna and Dino will find much more along the way.

Sustained by very likeable leads and interesting quirky supporting characters, this is an enjoyable adventure centered on pursuing happiness. Teaming up with a wacky greedy priest, among a magician, industrious immigrated entrepreneurs, a grumpy fishmonger and an artist / shepherd living in the majestic scenaries of the Alps, these are some of the eccentric characters they need to face in order to find their lucky chair. A simple story enriched by interesting story-telling, originating a pleasant flick.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

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24 April 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La regina delle nevi See more »

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Veneto, Italy See more »

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$1,987,730
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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