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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.

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Paolo Genovese

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Filippo Bologna (screenplay), Paolo Costella (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
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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Ognuno di noi ha tre vite: una pubblica, una privata e una segreta See more »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 February 2016 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Perfectos desconocidos See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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$31,372,933
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Trivia

The literal translation of the title of the movie, "Perfect Strangers", is the name of a famous song by Deep Purple. Beside this, the host of the dinner in the movie, Rocco, when the moon eclipse is complete, says about the secrets of life: it's "The Dark Side of the Moon", which is a famous song by Pink Floyd. See more »

Quotes

Rocco: Exes are dangerous.
Lele: They're like the Japanese, they never give up.
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I Will Survive
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A great positive sign for the Italian cinema
14 March 2016 | by andrea-bertazzoli9See all my reviews

An incredibly well-written modern chamber play that submit us a really interesting question: What would actually happen if a group of friends that affirm to know each other perfectly puts the smartphones altogether where everyone can hear the calls and read the messages? Yes A big mess

The brilliant starting idea is developed in a wonderful crescendo that transforms rapidly the situation from a nice dinner with old friends into a bloody battleground that reveals the darker secrets.

The movie is both funny and dramatic and so is the bitter-sweet final (wonderful inception tribute).

Great cast, good directing and good cinematography.

Vote: 8.5


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