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Il grande cocomero (1993)

An epileptic 12-year-old girl, Pippi, is hospitalized in the psychiatric ward instead of the neurological ward, due to an administration error. Out of this mistake begins the difficult journey towards being cured.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sergio Castellitto ... Arturo
Anna Galiena ... Cinzia Diotallevi
Alessia Fugardi ... Valentina 'Pippi' Diotallevi
Silvio Vannucci Silvio Vannucci ... Gianni
Alessandra Panelli Alessandra Panelli ... Fiorella
Victor Cavallo Victor Cavallo ... Don Annibale
Maria Consagra Maria Consagra ... Madre di Marinella
Lidia Broccolino Lidia Broccolino ... Prof. Lodigiani
Raffaele Vannoli ... Michele
Giacomo Ciarrapico Giacomo Ciarrapico ... Giacomo
Lara Pranzoni Lara Pranzoni ... Marinella
Tiziana Bianchi Tiziana Bianchi
Andrea Di Giacomo Andrea Di Giacomo
Marco Coda Marco Coda ... Tonino
Giuseppe Giordani Giuseppe Giordani
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An epileptic 12-year-old girl, Pippi, is hospitalized in the psychiatric ward instead of the neurological ward, due to an administration error. Out of this mistake begins the difficult journey towards being cured.

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Italian

Release Date:

10 February 1993 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Pumpkin See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Italian censorship visa # 88412 delivered on 10-2-1993. See more »

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La donna cannone
Sung by Francesco De Gregori
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A delightful piece of Italian cinema
11 September 1999 | by id247See all my reviews

Another example of why European cinema throws up so many more interesting films than our American counterparts. And why is this?

Because they usually deal with humanity rather than machinery.

Il Grande Cocomero delivers characters you can identify with, multi-dimensional people, foibles and all, that are totally recognisable and there's not one special effect in sight.

This film puts humanity first, and is so much the richer for that. A little gem.


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