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The Place (2017)

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The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them.

Director:

Paolo Genovese

Writers:

Christopher Kubasik (original story), Paolo Genovese (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Valerio Mastandrea ... L'uomo
Marco Giallini ... Ettore
Alessandro Borghi ... Fulvio
Silvio Muccino ... Alex
Alba Rohrwacher ... Suor Chiara
Vittoria Puccini ... Azzurra
Sabrina Ferilli ... Angela
Silvia D'Amico ... Martina
Rocco Papaleo Rocco Papaleo ... Odoacre
Giulia Lazzarini Giulia Lazzarini ... Marcella
Vinicio Marchioni ... Gigi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Iaia ... Tullio
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Storyline

The fates of an apparently random group of strangers who each come into contact with a mysterious figure who they believe possesses the power to grant any wish, in return for which they must carry out a task he assigns them.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

9 November 2017 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Los oportunistas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€1,672,032 (Italy), 12 November 2017, Limited Release
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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"Protect me from what I want" - Jenny Holzer's bright light sign over Times Square, NYC, was suggested by Swedish film critic Kerstin Gezelius as an alternative title to the film. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Booth at the End (2011) See more »

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Written by Mogol, Jimmy Crane and Al Jacobs
Performed by Fausto Leali
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It was alright
25 July 2018 | by coen-b-194-528070See all my reviews

I kind of enjoyed The Place even though it has lots of flaws. The acting and dialogue was spot on and the story had enough twists to keep me interested until the end. The film did however have lots of problems for me. First of all the editing and cinematophy were really dull and I had a very hard time finding a motivation behind certain choices that were made. The soundtrack also didnt work for me at all. The music was very uninteresting and generic, it would probably have worked better with no music at all, or at least with some restraint. The horrible music at the end left me running away from the theatre.

In conclusion: director Paulo Genovese is good at directing his actors and keeping a story interesting like in his previous film Perfect Strangers, but the style of the film was very poor and undermined the potential of the story greatly.


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