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Rehearsals for War (1998)

Teatro di guerra (original title)
A group of actors meet with little money in a unofficial theatre in Naples' Spanish Boroughs. Director's plan is to travel to Sarajevo, still under siege, to stage a classic Eschilus' play ... See full summary »

Director:

Mario Martone

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Mario Martone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrea Renzi ... Leo
Iaia Forte ... Luisella Cielo
Maurizio Bizzi Maurizio Bizzi ... Maurizio
Salvatore Cantalupo ... Rosario
Antonello Cossia Antonello Cossia ... Antonello
Francesca Cutolo ... Francesca
Giovanna Giuliani Giovanna Giuliani ... Giovanna
Vincenzo Saggese Vincenzo Saggese ... Vincenzo
Lucia Vitrone Lucia Vitrone ... Lucia
Roberto De Francesco Roberto De Francesco ... Diego
Marco Baliani Marco Baliani ... Vittorio
Nina Di Majo Nina Di Majo ... Giornalista
Beniamino Femiano Beniamino Femiano ... Varriale
Tatà Donnabella Tatà Donnabella ... Capo redattore
Toni Servillo ... Franco Turco
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A group of actors meet with little money in a unofficial theatre in Naples' Spanish Boroughs. Director's plan is to travel to Sarajevo, still under siege, to stage a classic Eschilus' play about civil war in Tebe. While they rehearse in the theatre cast members come and go and another kind of war goes on every day in nearby streets of old Naples. Written by Alessio F. Bragadini <alessio@dsnet.it>

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Italy

Language:

Italian | Neapolitan | English

Release Date:

30 April 1998 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Rehearsals for War See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Theatre politics would have made for a good documentary.
26 November 1999 | by DukeEmanSee all my reviews

We follow the politics of the theatre when a struggling theatre company rehearses the Aeschylus' play, Seven Against Thebes. They hope to take it on the road to Sarajevo but all odds are against them. A clutter of characters prance around the screen, throwing us in every direction. It soon settles down as we grasp the geography of the character structure and feel for their passion that drives them. In the end, this would have made an interesting documentary.


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