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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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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"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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A chi
Written by Mogol, Jimmy Crane and Al Jacobs
Performed by Fausto Leali
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An enjoyable film
25 April 2018 | by pesic-1See all my reviews

The film keeps you engaged from the start, and leaves plenty to think about when it's over. And yet it is neither preachy nor pretentious. It starts off as a film about the things people would be prepared to do in order to achieve their dreams, but it moves on to other themes, such as what you think you need vs. what you really need, being able to live with oneself having achieved something through trickery and evil deeds, or good outcomes eventually arising from people's intentions to actually do bad things. The film does not involve action, it is based around dialogue. But rest assured, it will never bore you, and it will keep introducing twists that will keep you engaged and constantly guessing what will happen next.


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