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Il minestrone (1981)

Rome,1960.Four different people meet each other on Olympic games.They follow games and become friends talking about their sad lifes.

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Sergio Citti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roberto Benigni ... Maestro
Franco Citti ... Francesco
Ninetto Davoli ... Giovanni
Daria Nicolodi ... Eleonora
Fabio Traversa ... Cameriere
Francesca Rinaldi Francesca Rinaldi ... Bambina
Olimpia Carlisi Olimpia Carlisi ... Becchina
Franco Javarone Franco Javarone ... Assaggiatore
Giorgio Gaber Giorgio Gaber ... Lui
Guerrino Crivello Guerrino Crivello ... Maggiordomo
Pietro De Silva Pietro De Silva ... Autista
Giulio Farnese Giulio Farnese ... Gildo
Cristina Noci Cristina Noci ... Cuoca
Loris Zanchi Loris Zanchi ... Fattore
Antonino Faà di Bruno Antonino Faà di Bruno ... Marchese (as Antonino Faa' di Bruno)
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Rome,1960.Four different people meet each other on Olympic games.They follow games and become friends talking about their sad lifes.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 May 1981 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciorba See more »

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Runtime:

| (3 Episodes) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Sweet, poetic Hunger
22 February 2006 | by maravedisSee all my reviews

I must say I'm not that Citti's fan. Nevertheless, I've been very curious watching this rare movie. And, well it's been a surprise. Despite of a poor photography, the actors and actresses starring, the plot, the poetry of images and words, made me think it was a little masterpiece. It's more than a movie, a metaphor. The hunger, the hunger for all. The need for food, adventure, knowledge, dreams. And dreams in fact seem to satisfy more than food itself. Giorgio Gaber, Dario Benigni, Franco Javarone, Daria Nicolodi, the director Citti, Ninetto Davoli are metaphors themselves of a lost way of making cinema, and , in one word, of describing Italy. Gaber's dry foolness, Javarone's Neapolitan way of helping people, Nicolodi's bourgeois sweetness, Benigni's sense for dream react with poor, simple philosophy played by Davoli and Citti. A sweet poem, a gentle flower.


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