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Spettacolo (2017)

TV-PG | | Documentary | 6 September 2017 (USA)
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Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. "Spettacolo" is a portrait of this 50-... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Andrea Cresti Andrea Cresti ... Self
Chiara Del Ciondolo Chiara Del Ciondolo ... Self
Gianna Fiore Gianna Fiore ... Self
Gianpiero Giglioni Gianpiero Giglioni ... Self
Nagis Grappi Nagis Grappi ... Self
Alpo Mangiavacchi Alpo Mangiavacchi ... Self
Daniele Mangiavacchi Daniele Mangiavacchi ... Self
Denise Rappuoli Denise Rappuoli ... Self
Arturo Vignai Arturo Vignai ... Self


Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues - they turned their lives into a play. "Spettacolo" is a portrait of this 50-year-old tradition, where their piazza becomes their stage and every villager from 6 to 90 plays a part - the role of themselves. Written by spettacolofilm.com

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Once Upon a Time, A Tiny Town in Tuscany Turned Its Life Into a Play





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Brief, incidental, but appalling animal abuse
19 May 2018 | by jm10701See all my reviews

I was really enjoying this movie, loving the people and gently grieving with them over the accelerating decline of their remarkable community ... until about a third of the way in. That's when a short scene incidentally (it was not the main focus of the scene) showed the most appalling animal abuse I have seen in a very, very long time, as if it was a perfectly normal activity integral to the way of life in that village. The fact that the abuse was superficially so unremarkable, so commonplace, with no violence or drama at all -- not even noticeable if the viewer didn't happen to be looking at the relevant corner of the screen and realize exactly what it was he was seeing -- made it all the more chilling and appalling.

That scene INSTANTLY killed ALL of my interest in the people of Monticchiello and ALL of my sympathy for their disappearing world. What hypocrites! I hope they don't survive until next year or even next month. Good riddance.

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6 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Monticchiello, Italy


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$4,403, 10 September 2017

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