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1991 (2018)

Ricardo recounts the adventures of his 21 year old self, when he went to Italy following love.

Director:

Ricardo Trogi

Writer:

Ricardo Trogi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Carl Boucher ... Ricardo
Juliette Gosselin ... Marie-Ève Bernard
Sandrine Bisson ... Claudette
Claudio Colangelo Claudio Colangelo ... Benito
Mara Lazaris ... Yorda
Mamoudou Camara ... Mamadou
Roberto Citran ... Réceptionniste
Alexandrine Agostini ... Fonctionnaire de l'ambassade
Giuseppe Cantore Giuseppe Cantore ... Carabinieri
David-Emmanuel Jauniaux ... Jean-Pierre D'Astous
Rose Adam Rose Adam ... Nadia
Mary-Lee Picknell Mary-Lee Picknell ... Allemande (as Mary Lee Picknell)
Luigi Ciardo ... Luigi Trogi
Francesca Luce Cardinale ... Filomena Zanotti
Massimo Leone Massimo Leone ... Raphael
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Storyline

Middle aged Ricardo Trogi continues to recount key periods of his formative years. This time, the year is 1991 and he's a twenty-one year old student in the screenwriting program at UQAM. Arguably, the two items foremost on his mind are having to deal with a genetic issue, and being in love with Marie-Ève Bernard, who he met the year before. Although he doesn't see her as being perfect, he does see her as being the mother of his future children. So when Marie-Ève tells him that she is going on an exchange program in Perugia and asks him to go along, he jumps at the chance despite never having traveled without his working class parents, Benito and Claudette Trogi, despite he and his parents not really being able to afford the trip, and despite having no real desire to learn Italian, regardless of the fact of being part Italian himself. Getting safe and sound to Perugia itself ends up not being as straightforward as naive Ricardo would have hoped, which in turn impedes his time with ... Written by Huggo

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Trivia

At the beginning, in the classroom, at the blackboard, the teacher breaks his chalk before finishing tracing the second line of a double line. In the following scene, the two lines are of equal length. See more »

Crazy Credits

We see Ricardo Strogi's original passport. See more »

Connections

Follows The Year I Became a Liar (2009) See more »

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Fun, easy to watch film.
10 August 2018 | by williamgosselin1See all my reviews

This is the latest installment in the Ricardo Trogi autobiographical trilogy, and it is the best one. Since 1981, Ricardo Trogi has been able to take real event from his life, and dramatize them in a very fun and lighthearted manner.

Like the two previous film, 1991 follows Trogi, but now he embarks on a quest to conquer the "love of his life" in Italy. The change of setting is a great idea, because not only does it gives the film a beautiful backdrop, but it feels fresh and new within this series.

The film is very fun, fast paced, and feel good. In a way it is nothing more than what we've come to expect, but every technical aspect of the film is strong enough that it remains engaging and entertaining.

The acting from Jean-Carl Boucher is great. He plays very well the fun and "likable loser" type of character, but he also did a good job with the more dramatic stuff. The actress playing is mother is very funny, even though she is so over the top, it's a little too much at times.

Writing wise this is an easy film, in the sense that it is filled with narration, jokes that we see coming and cliché storylines. The thing is that Trogi writes with such vulnerability and creates such likable characters that it doesn't really matter.

He basically creates a exaggerated version of himself, and he went to place I didn't expect with the character. We get to see his weaker side. How stupid or pathetic he can be sometimes, which is nice, because it gives the film a feeling of raw authenticity.

Also the movie knows what it is, and it never tries to pretend to be more important, nor does it ever manipulate the audience in a cheap way. So all of the weaknesses in the writing are easily forgiven.

What makes this film so enjoyable is the clear love for cinema from Trogi. There are multiple references to Fellini and other great director. His passion truly shines on screen.

Overall, this is a fun, easy to watch movie. It manages to be accessible and appropriate for the whole family, without restraining anything or trying to censor itself constantly. This is a trilogy I will revisit again.

Rating: 7/10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French | Italian | English | German | Greek | Spanish

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Perugia, Umbria, Italy

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$328,828, 29 July 2018

Gross USA:

$2,342,264

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,342,264
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Go Films See more »
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