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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 »
30 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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References Il Sorpasso (1962) See more »

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Written and Performed by Gino Paoli
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mashup of 'One Flew Over...' meets 'Wild Tales' meets....
20 May 2017 | by jwsanfranciscoSee all my reviews

if you take any of the episodes in 'Wild Tales' & expand it to 118 minutes,you have the premise of this latest by Paolo Virzi('HUMAN CAPITAL');where Valerie takes the place of Bruno(Vittorio Gassman),a worldly wise nutjob who mentors another struggling mental patient to escape the nuthouse,& score free meals at restaurants, on a road trip w/ a similar car(Lancet Aurora Sport?);notice every time the car breaksdown(gas,flat tire, blown head gasket), a new one mysteriously pops up for the taking?

Almodovar(Spanish),Matteo Garrone(Italy),Virzi(Italy),&Christian Petzhold(Germany)are able to milk the human condition more accurately than their celluloid Hollywood blockbuster counterparts. Virzi planning to film a send up to period dramas?Valerie Bruni Tedeschi, & micaela Razzamotti are inmates who escape a lunatic asylum near Leichester estates,& don discarded clothing to masquerade as Michelle Dockery as Lady something-something, & WREAK HAVOC on the waitstaff?; a Groucho Marx send up: 'A NIGHT AT THE DOWNTON ABBY'?;

Anyways, investigators have found traces of a 'wild-tales' accelerant used in the firestorm comedy, Almodovar, & Virzi, once legitimate filmmakers,now on the lam(serial comedy arsonists?); if you see these fugitives at large,contact your local Cannes Film Festival FBI office.. ..HUMAN CAPITAL=insurance companies,using google search algorithms can calculate insurance settlements,calculating the deceased's net worth in compensation claims, taking into account the victim's education level,years of employment, relevant job skills, emotional bonds within the community, any past criminal history, number of siblings,or surviving family members; reducing a person to a commodity?>>


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