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Hidden Away (2020)

Volevo nascondermi (original title)
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Antonio is expelled from Switzerland to Italy against his will. For years he lives in poverty in the Po floodplains, but he never gives up his passion for drawing. The story of Antonio Ligabue, a revolutionary loner in modern art.

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Giorgio Diritti

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Giorgio Diritti (story), Fredo Valla (story) | 3 more credits »
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4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elio Germano ... Antonio Ligabue
Oliver Ewy Oliver Ewy ... Antonio Ligabue ragazzo
Leonardo Carrozzo Leonardo Carrozzo ... Antonio Ligabue bambino
Pietro Traldi Pietro Traldi ... Renato Marino Mazzacurati
Orietta Notari Orietta Notari ... Madre di Mazzacurati
Andrea Gherpelli Andrea Gherpelli ... Andrea Mozzali
Denis Campitelli Denis Campitelli ... Nerone
Filippo Marchi Filippo Marchi ... Vandino
Maurizio Pagliari Maurizio Pagliari ... Sassi
Francesca Manfredini Francesca Manfredini ... Cesarina
Daniela Rossi Daniela Rossi ... Madre di Cesarina
Mario Perrotta Mario Perrotta ... Raffaele Andreassi
Paolo Dallasta Paolo Dallasta ... Emilio Canova
Gianni Fantoni ... Industriale Antonini
Paola Lavini ... Pina
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Antonio is expelled from Switzerland to Italy against his will. For years he lives in poverty in the Po floodplains, but he never gives up his passion for drawing. The story of Antonio Ligabue, a revolutionary loner in modern art.

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Biography | Drama

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Unrealistic , one of the best of the year so far
24 August 2020 | by t-viktor212See all my reviews

As of when I write this review, the film has a 5.8 rating, totally unrealistic and unfairly low (I suppose it was mostly downvoted by people too used to commercial comedies or action films). A very unconventional biopic, it reminds me partly of At Ethernity's Gate, although it manages to be a thing of its own. Rather than presenting Antonio Ligabue's life (which actually it does in its completeness), it constructs the story around the character. The non-linearity thus is unconventional and very appealing. I already knew about Elio Germano's undisputed talent so his performance was expectedly outstanding, and I hope it will be further recognised outside the Berlin Film Festival. So far, this movie definitely deserves to be among the best of the year, and is proof that there's still fresh sap in international and italian cinema, despite the poor marketing that undermines such efforts (this film is almost virtually unknown. I had to travel 40 mins because my three local cinemas wouldn't screen it).


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Country:

Italy

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Italian

Release Date:

4 March 2020 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida Solitária de Antonio Ligabue See more »

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$882,746
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2.39:1
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