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Working Slowly (Radio Alice) (2004)

Lavorare con lentezza (original title)
This documentary-style film takes place in Bologna, Italy. The Radio Alice program began on February 9, 1976. The radio station used an ex-military transmitter. They were mao-dadaists. The ... See full synopsis »

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Guido Chiesa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia Pandolfi Claudia Pandolfi ... Marta Venturi
Valerio Mastandrea ... Tenente Lippolis
Marco Luisi Marco Luisi ... Pelo
Tommaso Ramenghi Tommaso Ramenghi ... Sgualo
Valerio Binasco Valerio Binasco ... Marangon
Jacopo Bonvicini Jacopo Bonvicini ... Pigi
Max Mazzotta Max Mazzotta ... Lionello
Massimo Coppola Massimo Coppola ... Umberto
Alberto Gimignani Alberto Gimignani ... Capitano dei Carabinieri
Antonio Petrocelli Antonio Petrocelli ... Santoro
Franco Ravera Franco Ravera ... Belladonna
Alison J. Forest Alison J. Forest ... Claudia (as Alison Forest)
Alessandro Agnello Alessandro Agnello ... Franco Siconolfi aka Savunatta
Giulio Brunetti Giulio Brunetti ... Bruno
Simone Gandolfo ... Davide
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This documentary-style film takes place in Bologna, Italy. The Radio Alice program began on February 9, 1976. The radio station used an ex-military transmitter. They were mao-dadaists. The government wanted to have early elections. THere were many political problems. The main characters needed jobs, so they got an illegal job of digging a tunnel beneath buildings. They eventually got caught when one of the boys ran out of the tunnel and a cop saw him. They were almost done digging the tunnel. Anyone could come in and talk about whatever they wanted on Radio Alice. The creators did not want the channel to be affiliated with politics or to play mainstream music. They wanted to let creativity flow. The feminists took their own time slot on Radio Alice. During a protest, the police killed a fellow college student. The students set everything on fire. The protesters believed that they had to work too much. The carabinieri (Italian military police) shut down the station on March 12, 1977. ...

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Release Date:

1 October 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Pracujac powoli See more »

Filming Locations:

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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Opening Weekend:

€148,917 (Italy), 3 October 2004, Limited Release
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Dolby SR

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Color
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Divertente: Amusing.
4 October 2004 | by andrea-boiSee all my reviews

Italy. The 70's. Along with the birth of a free Radio in Bologna (Radio Alice) and the political developments of the radical Italian left, two young men get in touch with a new consciousness which is spreading among the youth. Getting by daily and refusal of given destiny is their way of life, while tragedies surround them. (During a rally a student is shot to death in front of them (real story), a friend of them is sent to prison for the beating up of a moneylender). Directed with a subtle touch, no rhetoric, no stereotype. There's no judgment, the only aim is just to tell a story. The Italian Seventies are righteously described without taboo. Just watch it and have a two-hours-real-good-time!


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