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Io la conoscevo bene (1965)

Not Rated | | Drama | 2 December 1965 (Italy)
Adriana, a naive Italian country girl, moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Adriana Astarelli
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Emilio Ricci, aka Bietolone
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Dario Marchionni
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The Writer
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Cianfanna
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Roberto
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Gigi Baggini
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Barbara, the lady friend of Adriana
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Paganelli
Turi Ferro ...
Il commissario
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Antonio Marais
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Italo - The garage attendant
Véronique Vendell ...
Alice Stendhal (as Veronique Vendell)
Franca Polesello ...
Maria - The usherette
Renato Terra ...
Man in the caravan (as Renato Terra Caizzi)
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Storyline

Adriana, a naive Italian country girl, moves to Rome to become a movie star and experiences the dark side of the business.

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Release Date:

2 December 1965 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Yo la conocía bien  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,312 (USA) (5 February 2016)

Gross:

$9,312 (USA) (5 February 2016)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The soundtracks have a lot of hit tunes from the 60s. They show what people listen to in pop music in Italy at the time. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Splendor (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Le stelle d'oro
Written by Paolo Lepore and Luigi Naddeo
Performed by Peppino Di Capri
Courtesy of Edizioni Musicali C.A.M.
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Fellini, but without the fun
11 June 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Criterion release has been prepared with the loving care we've become accustomed to from this company; if only the film had been more deserving of this fine treatment. It's sub-Fellini: you wait for a scene to develop with a certain verve, excitement--and you're so often let down by the plodding approach of Pietrangeli. This man was no master, take my word for it. The scene between Baggini, Roberto and Cianfanna, meant to be so humiliating for Baggini, comes off, but barely. There's a limpness and a rushed quality in the handling that is surprising in a veteran film maker.

I do enjoy Sandrelli in everything she does but I reserve my praise for her work in The Conformist, where she worked for a master, Bertolucci. As Baggini, Ugo Tognazzi is his usual superb self.


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