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Spettacolo (2017)

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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 ... Himself
Chiara Del Ciondolo Chiara Del Ciondolo ... Herself
Gianna Fiore Gianna Fiore ... Herself
Gianpiero Giglioni Gianpiero Giglioni ... Himself
Nagis Grappi Nagis Grappi ... Himself
Alpo Mangiavacchi Alpo Mangiavacchi ... Himself
Daniele Mangiavacchi Daniele Mangiavacchi ... Himself
Denise Rappuoli Denise Rappuoli ... Herself
Arturo Vignai Arturo Vignai ... Himself
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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-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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Italian

Release Date:

6 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Monticchiello, Italy

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$32,494, 8 February 2018
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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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