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Loose Cannons (2010)

Mine vaganti (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 March 2010 (Italy)
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Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies ... See full summary »

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Ferzan Ozpetek
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Tommaso Cantone
Nicole Grimaudo ... Alba Brunetti
Alessandro Preziosi Alessandro Preziosi ... Antonio Cantone
Ennio Fantastichini Ennio Fantastichini ... Vincenzo Cantone
Lunetta Savino Lunetta Savino ... Stefania Cantone
Ilaria Occhini Ilaria Occhini ... La nonna
Bianca Nappi Bianca Nappi ... Elena - Tommaso's sister
Carmine Recano Carmine Recano ... Marco
Massimiliano Gallo ... Salvatore - Elena's Husband
Paola Minaccioni Paola Minaccioni ... Teresa
Gianluca De Marchi Gianluca De Marchi ... Davide
Mauro Bonaffini Mauro Bonaffini ... Massimiliano
Giorgio Marchesi Giorgio Marchesi ... Nicola
Matteo Taranto ... Domenico
Gea Martire Gea Martire ... Patrizia
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Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell his parents the truth about himself. But when he is finally ready to come out in front of the entire family, his older brother Antonio ruins his plans. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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Some Family Secrets are Best Kept in the Closet.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Hombres al dente See more »

Filming Locations:

Gallipoli, Lecce, Apulia, Italy See more »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,861,655 (Italy), 14 March 2010, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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50Mila
(Versione Mine Vaganti)
Written by Nina Zilli
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Unexpected reality?
1 June 2011 | by db_in_ukSee all my reviews

Overall, not bad, but...

There are two issues I had with the film. Number one: based on the trailer, I was anticipating a happy-clappy Italian comedy. Although the film has comedic moments, it is more a film about lost opportunities and regrets through to the very last scene. Comedy rarely comes into it, and by the end I was down-right depressed.

Number two: was I right in assuming that the way that the main hub of the subject matter (a son's coming-out to his wealthy and successful family) was played out was out of step and out of date by a couple of decades? Certainly it is compared to English (and even! North American) films of the same ilk.

Recently, I had a conversation with an Italian friend and questioned him on the perceptiveness of the Mine Vaganti screenplay. He confirmed that for southern Italy, the family's shock reaction was an accurate, expected and up-to-date portrayal - and wasn't the movie hilarious!

I trust him on the accuracy of the portrayal. I still question the hilarity as I still believe there to be a lack there-of.

However. With this new understanding of southern Italians in mind coupled with re-adjusted expectations of what kind of movie to expect, perhaps the film is worth a second look.


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