Three stories, three characters all played by Verdone. The first is an awkward young man, who meet a Spanish tourist in Rome. The second has planned a trip towards East with a suitcase full... See full summary »
Vatel is in charge of the reception to the king Louis XIV. With the prince's political ambitions at stake, its essential to please him. But when he falls in love with the king's lover, passion and duty seem to contradict each other.
The film takes place in early autumn 1983 in Moscow, in an atmosphere of acute cold war (including the war in Afghanistan, the incident with the South Korean "Boeing", etc.).The main ... See full summary »
As a student of Italian I found this film useful in showing Italy in the 70s.
Thanks to Hollywood I am well aware of 70s life in America so seeing this film made a welcome change and reminds us that history doesn't only happen in the States.
The film depicts the lives of a group of Italian youths who are going through a cultural revolution, which means they are looking to have as much fun (and sex) as possible.
The way in which the older people in the film (notably a cameo from Gerard Depardieu) appear to be oppressive towards the teens is somewhat similar to British and American films that were made in the 60s, possibly indicating that this cultural evolution actually happened later in Italy.
From a filmmakers point of view it is very well put together with some lighting effects which seem only to be achieved by European filmmakers. The young actors also put in good performances and it should be noted how the cast went to considerable lengths to look like they were children of the 70s, especially the guy sporting the Brian May hairdo.
In conclusion this film is great for those who want to see something a little different from the American stuff that we are fed on mass, though thats not to say that all American films are rubbish, just the major part.
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