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Happiness Costs Nothing (2003)

La felicità non costa niente (original title)
A man in his forties has had enough. He leaves his loveless family, uninspiring job and fake friends and tries to find something more. He meets a young woman he falls for, but she puts him on the test.


Mimmo Calopresti
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Mimmo Calopresti ... Sergio
Vincent Perez ... Francesco
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi ... Carla
Francesca Neri ... Sara
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Claudia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Betti ... Suora
Cesare Capitani Cesare Capitani ... Attore
Luisa De Santis ... Lucia
Elvira Giannini Elvira Giannini ... Vicina
Edoardo Minciotti Edoardo Minciotti ... Simone (Sergio's son)
Emanuela Ponzano ... Un'invitata
Peppe Servillo Peppe Servillo ... Gianni
Francesco Siciliano ... Neighbour
Valeria Solarino ... Alessia


Sergio, a bright 40-year-old architect, fulfilled in life, is well-off, admired and beloved. Self-confident in all circumstances, he lives life in the fast lane. One day, he is the victim of a car accident, from which he emerges unscathed but not unchanged. Now well aware of the price of life, Sergio rises against all the falseness around him. But such a stance shuts himself off from others and depression threatens him. One evening, he meets a woman on a bank of the Tiber. Much to his horror, he realizes that the lady - who fascinates him - is on the verge of flinging herself into the river. Fortunately, he manages to stop her. He then takes care of her, not without falling in love with her. But she disappears. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Release Date:

31 January 2003 (Italy) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€85,826 (Italy), 2 February 2003, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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