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Amore tra le rovine (2015)

A love letter to early Italian cinema, Love Among the Ruins is a faux documentary about the miraculous discovery and restoration of a long-lost Italian silent film. The genius of the Lumini... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander la Rue Alexander la Rue ... Soldier (as Alexander La Rue)
Stefano Muroni Stefano Muroni ... Demode Respighi / Faloiser Foschini
Mary Di Tommaso Mary Di Tommaso ... Ester Menegatti / Gioiella Balboni
Edoardo Siravo Edoardo Siravo ... Secondo Menegatti / Ermes Cabrini
Elisa Leonini Elisa Leonini ... Ballerina
Simonetta Rossi Simonetta Rossi ... Servant
Alessandra Checchinato Alessandra Checchinato ... Apprentice Servant
Filippo Parma Filippo Parma ... Calipodio Govoni / Isler Pavani
Remo Buosi Remo Buosi ... Butler / Barber Client
Massimo Malucelli Massimo Malucelli ... Atlas Ferraguti / Mazzingo Zappaterra
Enrico Trevisani Enrico Trevisani ... Monsignor Bonfatti
Paolo Soriani Paolo Soriani ... Photographer
Francesco Bettini Francesco Bettini ... Spy
Luciano Ravagnani Luciano Ravagnani ... Austrian General
Attilio Imbrogno Attilio Imbrogno ... Dirigible Commander
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Storyline

A love letter to early Italian cinema, Love Among the Ruins is a faux documentary about the miraculous discovery and restoration of a long-lost Italian silent film. The genius of the Lumini brothers, two cinematic visionaries almost overlooked in the history of cinema, ignites the imagination of a contemporary filmmaker who makes the discovery of a lifetime. In 2012, a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern Italy, severely affecting the historic city of Ferrara and surrounding areas and causing significant damage to the region's Medieval and Renaissance architecture. However, a cracked wall in Ferrara's municipal building revealed a hidden treasure: several cans of old film. Could this be the long-lost silent romance written and directed by the Lumini brothers of Ferrara in the early 1920s? Can the deteriorated film be repaired so new audiences around the world can enjoy this moving story of lovers caught in the events of World War I? Scholars speculate, experts and archivists ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

4 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Meyerhar Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color | Black and White (faux archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Goofs

The lost film, supposedly shot in the 1920s, refers in one of its opening intertitles to "the First World War." At the time, the conflict was still referred to as "the Great War" or, less commonly, as "the World War." People only began referring to it as the First World War after the Second World War began. See more »

Quotes

Demode Respighi: [writing a letter] My Beloved One, The racket of the muskets and bombs is such that I can no longer hear the sound of your voice, even in my dreams. Where are you?
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An Annoying Exercise In Fakery
2 July 2017 | by donnielandSee all my reviews

I am watching this film as I write. There are no spoilers, as I shall turn the film off when I am finished writing.

Even though this begins as a documentary about finding a 90 year old film, everything, and I mean 'everything' in this film is fake. The discovery of the film, the two director-brothers, the documentary interviews, and the supposed restoration of this 90 year old film, all fake.

I started watching because I thought it was a documentary, not a mockumentary. The discovery and restoration of a lost film is serious business to those of us who admire silent films. Simply the fact that this is a 'serious' mockumentary, makes this film becomes more annoying by the minute.

The actual fake movie within the fake movie is supposed to be this famous lost film. It is marginally acted, and is generally dull as dirt.

With all the great silent films out there, TCM has to show a 'fake' one? Stupid.


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