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Baci e abbracci (1999)

Three factory workers who lose their jobs when their employer closes shop decide to join forces and open an ostrich ranch, in hopes that ostrich meat will find favor on Italian dinner tables.

Director:

Paolo Virzì
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francesco Paolantoni Francesco Paolantoni ... Mario
Massimo Gambacciani Massimo Gambacciani ... Renato Bacci
Piero Gremigni Piero Gremigni ... Luciano Cecconi
Samuele Marzi Samuele Marzi ... Matteo
Paola Tiziana Cruciani Paola Tiziana Cruciani ... Tatiana Falorni
Daniela Morozzi Daniela Morozzi ... Ivana
Isabella Cecchi Isabella Cecchi ... Annalisa
Emanuele Barresi Emanuele Barresi ... Ennio
Rosanna Mazzi Rosanna Mazzi ... Stefania
Emiliano Cappello Emiliano Cappello ... Gabriele
Maria Grazia Taddei Maria Grazia Taddei ... Bruna
Martino Cecconi Martino Cecconi ... Nelusco
Sara Mannucci Sara Mannucci ... Margherita
Edoardo Gabbriellini ... Alessio
Carlo Virzì Carlo Virzì ... Stefanino (member of Amaranto Posse)
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Three factory workers who lose their jobs when their employer closes shop decide to join forces and open an ostrich ranch, in hopes that ostrich meat will find favor on Italian dinner tables.

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Quando la vita è cattiva, è bello sentirsi più buoni

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Besos y abrazos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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At the moment, the best Italian director
14 December 2000 | by banchelli_2000See all my reviews

"Baci e abbracci" is the final top of a wonderful Italian author. Paolo Virzì is grown up, step by step, and now he has reached the complete maturity of cinema expression and story telling. The direction of an enormous group of no-professional actors (except for Paolantoni) is an essay of perfect skill. And the film is tender, sensitive, amusing, according to the best tradition of Italian acid comedies. Monicelli, Germi, and a bit of Fellini (impressive the scene about the false Holy Family) are behind Virzì and sustain him, but now Virzì is a personal, singular Author. And by this film he tells us about the Illusion, the need of Illusion, and the Beauty of No-Truth. Thank you, Paolo!!! Thanks to you now Italian cinema can breathe again!!!


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