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The Story of Boys & Girls (1989)

Storia di ragazzi e di ragazze (original title)
At a farmhouse, a large family cooks mountains of food for the next day's engagement party for Silvia and her city fiancé, Angelo. Her parents feud about infidelity; an aging salesman who ... See full summary »

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Pupi Avati

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Pupi Avati
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucrezia Lante della Rovere ... Silvia
Davide Bechini Davide Bechini ... Angelo
Felice Andreasi ... Domenico
Massimo Bonetti Massimo Bonetti ... Baldo
Alessandro Haber Alessandro Haber ... Giulio
Mattia Sbragia ... Agusto
Enrica Maria Modugno ... Linda
Anna Bonaiuto ... Amelia
Claudio Botosso Claudio Botosso ... Taddeo
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Valeria
Consuelo Ferrara Consuelo Ferrara ... Dolores
Roberta Paladini ... Loretta
Angiola Baggi ... Maria
Lina Bernardi ... Olimpia
Stefania Orsola Garello Stefania Orsola Garello ... Antonia
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Storyline

At a farmhouse, a large family cooks mountains of food for the next day's engagement party for Silvia and her city fiancé, Angelo. Her parents feud about infidelity; an aging salesman who rents a cottage from them arrives with a young French woman; in Bologna, Angelo's mother frets that her son is marrying beneath him; his sisters are less critical. Early the next morning, the four of them go by train to the farmhouse, joined by Angelo's married, unpregnant sister. The day-long dinner is riotous, couples display affection and impatience, children chase angels. Angelo's family stays the night, and his sister Linda has a visitor. A silver elephant makes the perfect gift. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A feast for lovers by Pupi Avati.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 September 1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Story of Boys & Girls See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$741,221

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$741,221
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Director Pupi Avati wanted to make the film in black and white, and had a black and white version made from the color negative. See more »

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1 August 1999 | by sushi-13See all my reviews

While this was not a 'food movie' ("Tanpopo", "Big Night", "Eat Drink Man Woman", etc. the food preparation scene was one of the memorable scenes in this movie. The cinematography was beautiful, the storyline wholesome, and I still remember the soundtrack.


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