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Perfect Strangers (2016)

Perfetti sconosciuti (original title)
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Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.

Director:

Paolo Genovese

Writers:

Filippo Bologna (screenplay), Paolo Costella (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Giuseppe Battiston ... Peppe
Anna Foglietta ... Carlotta
Marco Giallini ... Rocco
Edoardo Leo Edoardo Leo ... Cosimo
Valerio Mastandrea ... Lele
Alba Rohrwacher ... Bianca
Kasia Smutniak ... Eva
Benedetta Porcaroli ... Sofia
Elisabetta De Palo Elisabetta De Palo ... Nonna
Tommaso Tatafiore Tommaso Tatafiore ... Bruno
Noemi Pagotto Noemi Pagotto ... Rosa
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Storyline

On a warm summer evening, the loving couple of Rocco, a plastic surgeon, and Eva, a therapist, are expecting their good friends to share a pleasant gathering over dinner. Everything is in order: The first course is ready; the roast is in the oven; the table is set, and without a doubt, this is going to be a meeting of true friends. Before long, the group begins the feast; however, in this nice but somewhat ordinary dinner, there is certainly something missing. Perhaps, if everyone placed their mobile phones on the table--and like a dangerous Russian roulette shared whatever arrived (texts, WhatsApp messages, and calls)--it would spice things up. Clearly, this uncommon truth-or-dare game has no point among honest companions who share everything with each other; nevertheless, when the phones start ringing, who will be the one with the sweatiest palms? Written by Nick Riganas

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Each of us has three lives: a public, a private and a secret. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Vietnamese version released in 2020. See more »

Quotes

Peppe: Eva, how do you know if you're in love?
Eva: Why are you asking me?
Peppe: You study these things.
Bianca: I'll tell you. If you talk to her for 30 minutes a day, you're in love.
Peppe: What if I talk for 60 minutes?
Carlotta: Then you're madly in love.
Lele: Then you stop talking, which means you're married!
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Remade as Das perfekte Geheimnis (2019) See more »

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I Will Survive
Written by Freddie Perren (uncredited) and Dino Fekaris (uncredited)
Performed by Gloria Gaynor
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Roller-coaster of emotions
17 December 2016 | by gewoon_filipSee all my reviews

What a fantastic piece of art. A movie containing an abundance of emotions, psychology and surprises.

It has been a while I have been both touched by tears and laughter at the same time.

An incredible scenario, fantastically written, composed and acted upon. Interpersonal relationships at its finest.

The constant twists in the plot, along with great acting makes the movie to be fascinating from beginning to end.

If you like Woody Allen movies, you should definitely watch this one. Simply amazing!


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 February 2016 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfect Strangers See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,254,929
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2.39:1
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