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Perfetti sconosciuti (2016)

Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.

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Peppe
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Carlotta
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Rocco
Edoardo Leo ...
Cosimo
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Lele
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Bianca
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Eva
Benedetta Porcaroli ...
Sofia
Elisabetta De Palo ...
Nonna
Tommaso Tatafiore ...
Bruno
Noemi Pagotto ...
Rosa
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On a warm summer evening, a loving couple, Rocco, a plastic surgeon and Eva, a therapist is expecting his long-lasting friends to share a pleasant evening over dinner. Everything is in order: the first course is ready, the roast is in the oven and the table is set. Without a doubt, this is going to be a gathering of true friends and the waiting comes to an end when the first couple arrives. The bell rings and it is Lele and Carlotta, followed subsequently by Cosimo and Bianca; the only one missing is Peppe, their friend who is still single. Before long, the group is complete and without any delay, they begin the feast. Surely, this is a nice but somewhat usual dinner, when suddenly someone makes a proposition: to place their mobile phones on the table and like a Russian roulette, whatever arrives (texts, WhatsApp messages, calls) they would share it with the others. Clearly, this uncommon truth or dare game has no point among friends who share everything with each other, nevertheless,... Written by Nick Riganas

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Ognuno Di Noi Ha Tre Vite: Una Pubblica, Una Privata E Una Segreta.

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€3,325,953 (Italy) (14 February 2016)
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Peppe: Eva, how do you know if you're in love?
Eva: Why are you asking me?
Peppe: You study these things.
Bianca: I'll tell you. If you talk to her for 30 minutes a day, you're in love.
Peppe: What if I talk for 60 minutes?
Carlotta: Then you're madly in love.
Lele: Then you stop talking, which means you're married!
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Remade as Le jeu (2018) See more »

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I Will Survive
Written by Freddie Perren (uncredited) and Dino Fekaris (uncredited)
Performed by Gloria Gaynor
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friendship games
26 November 2016 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

Quite difficult to believe that Paolo Genovese's Perfect Strangers is not inspired by a theater play. Everything happens within the closed limits of one apartment where seven friends meet for a casual dinner which turns into something completely different when they decide to play a 'Truth or Do' kind of game using their ... mobile phones. One immediately thinks to movies like Roman Polanski's Carnage , but that one was based on the play (and screenplay) of Yasmina Reza. It seems however in this case that the movie took precedence, but I am confident that the stage adaptations will follow quickly. So will the American remake, I am afraid.

What happens if all the calls, messaging, social networking content we believe to be confidential comes in the clear? This is the game the friends decide to play and the results will - as expected- be disastrous for most of the friendships and couple relationships. Is the film about the dangers of social networking and other forms of Internet communication? or maybe about the dangers of hiding and lying and trusting or not trusting your friends? One should see this film to decide. And ask yourself also if you are ready to play the game with your friends.

The film starts at a slow pace, and it took a while to catch me. When it did it was fantastic. It also contains a final twist in the script that I will not reveal. It's well acted and smartly written. I recommend it. There are good chances that you'll enjoy it.


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