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Incompresa (2014)

Unrated | | Drama | 5 June 2014 (Italy)
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Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to ... See full summary »

Director:

Asia Argento

Writers:

Barbara Alberti (screenplay), Asia Argento
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Giulia Salerno ... Aria
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Yvonne Casella, la madre
Gabriel Garko ... Padre
Carolina Poccioni Carolina Poccioni ... Lucrezia
Anna Lou Castoldi Anna Lou Castoldi ... Donatina
Alice Pea Alice Pea ... Angelica
Andrea Pittorino Andrea Pittorino ... Adriano
Riccardo Russo Riccardo Russo ... Ciccio
Sofia Patron Sofia Patron ... Maria Teresa
Max Gazzè Max Gazzè ... Manuel Ginori
Justin Pearson Justin Pearson ... Ricky
Gianmarco Tognazzi Gianmarco Tognazzi ... Dodo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Bois Mario Bois ... Il postino
Olimpia Carlisi Olimpia Carlisi ... Nonna
Antony Hickling ... Ricky (voice)
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Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are pampered, Aria is treated with cold indifference. Yet she yearns to love and to be loved. At school, Aria excels academically but is considered a misfit by everyone. She is misunderstood. Aria finds comfort in her cat - Dac and in her best friend - Angelica. Thrown out of both parents' homes, abandoned by all, even her best friend, Aria finally reaches the limit of what she can bear. She makes an unexpected decision in her life. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Drama

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | French | English

Release Date:

5 June 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Incomprendida See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Loosely based on Asia Argento's childhood. See more »

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Aria Lives III
Written by Asia Argento,
Performed by Justin Pearson, Jacqueline Coulon, Gabe Serbian, Luke Henshaw
Courtesy of Three One G records.
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Be Nice
23 September 2015 | by David FergusonSee all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Asia Argento is a multi-talented filmmaker - actress, writer, director and producer. Her father is Dario Argento, well known for directing gialo horror films, and her mother is Italian actress Daria Niccolodi. Add in her grandmother, who was famed documentarian Leni Riefenstahl, and it's understandable why Asia has created (with co-writer Barbara Alberti) this semi-autobiographical story of Aria … a young girl struggling with self-absorbed parents and a world where she doesn't seem to fit.

It doesn't take long before we realize the film is poorly titled. "Abused and Mistreated" or "Sucky Parents" would be more accurate. Aria, wonderfully played by Giulia Salerno, is a very observant, tougher than we might expect, skinny kid who is fifth in the household pecking order behind her bombastic parents (Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gabriel Garko) and her two older sisters (Carolina Poccioni, Anna Lou Casoudi). Aria has a good friend at school, but is mostly an outcast due to her superior essay writing ability and her semi-famous, but rarely present parents.

Featuring one of the more dysfunctional family dinners you'll ever see, the filmmaker's deft touch allows us to pull for Aria as she is booted from her mom's house, and then from her dad's … and then the cycle repeats. Realizing that a connection with her parents (or sisters) will never be more than surface, Aria adopts a wild cat named Dac and proceeds to tote him everywhere. Dac's blackness plays off the color surrounding others – especially her flashy dad and always pink sister.

Being as this is Italian cinema, the characters are always emotional (sometimes way up, sometimes way down), periodically violent, and always passionate. Aria is the tortured young soul simply trying to survive this coming-of-age story with a socially and morally unacceptable parental structure. It's so apparent that with some semblance of love, Aria would fully blossom.

There are flashes of levity, including the dad's over-the-top superstitions, and the expert use of Lou Christie's "Two Faces Have I", that provide us a glimmer of hope. However, when Aria says "There are many ways to cry", we know those flashes and that glimmer are all but gone. Though the film is set in 1984, Aria's plea for us to "Be Nice" is as timely today as ever.


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