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La pazza gioia (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 17 May 2016 (Italy)
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Donatella and Beatrice reside in a psychiatric facility in Tuscany. They have very different life stories, but a chance to escape brings them together in an adventure that will change their... See full summary »

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Paolo Virzì

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Paolo Virzì (story), Paolo Virzì (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Beatrice Morandini Valdirana
Micaela Ramazzotti ... Donatella Morelli
Valentina Carnelutti ... Dottoressa Fiamma Zappa
Sergio Albelli Sergio Albelli ... Torrigiani dei Servizi Sociali
Tommaso Ragno Tommaso Ragno ... Dottor Giorgio Lorenzini
Luisanna Messeri Luisanna Messeri ... Luisanna, la caposala
Francesco Lagi Francesco Lagi ... Lo psicologo Francesco
Giada Parlanti Giada Parlanti ... Psicologa riabilitatrice
Paolo Vivaldi Paolo Vivaldi ... Infermiere Basola
Alice Terranova Alice Terranova ... Infermiera
Chiara Arrighi Chiara Arrighi ... Infermiera tirocinante
Fabrizio Brandi Fabrizio Brandi ... Giancarlo
Maria Grazia Bon Maria Grazia Bon ... Suora Pia
Mimma Pirré Mimma Pirré ... Suor Diletta
Vladimiro Cecconi Vladimiro Cecconi ... Tecnico agronomo
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Storyline

Donatella and Beatrice reside in a psychiatric facility in Tuscany. They have very different life stories, but a chance to escape brings them together in an adventure that will change their lives forever and will help them realize the beauty in imperfection. Written by Dario Vaccaro

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All they wanted was a little bit of happiness.

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

17 May 2016 (Italy) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Livorno, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,335,166 (Italy), 22 May 2016, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,799, 5 May 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$106,547, 14 July 2017
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Dolby (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Thrilling performances. Solid!
31 October 2016 | by palavitsinisSee all my reviews

I found this film by accident and did not regret a moment watching it. Depression is a maladies of our times. Of the modern society. As well as bipolar disorder, these are some illnesses that people frown upon or are reluctant to discuss.

This movie depicts the effects of these diseases and shows more than one inconvenient truths. Balancing between the world of the ill and the real life, it shows how it is to live with a sickness like that and how little distance exists between these people and the ones that are considered healthy.

The leading actors were breathtaking. Being able to act as a bipolar in such a way is not an easy task. This movie has lessons in store for everyone that is interested in seeing what these people go through. And as far as statistics go, you probably have some people in your midst that deal or have dealt with similar issues.

This is not an easy movie. Don't get fooled by the "comedy" genre. It has some comic moments but it's mostly a punch in the stomach if you're up to the task of watching it.


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