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The Salt of Life (2011)

Gianni e le donne (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 February 2011 (Italy)
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Gianni is a retiree who has become invisible to most everyone around him. In response, he tries his best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life.

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Gianni Di Gregorio
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gianni Di Gregorio ... Giovanni Brandani detto Gianni
Valeria De Franciscis ... La madre di Gianni (as Valeria De Franciscis Bendoni)
Alfonso Santagata Alfonso Santagata ... l'avvocato Alfonso
Elisabetta Piccolomini Elisabetta Piccolomini ... La moglie di Gianni
Valéria Cavalli ... Valeria
Aylin Prandi ... Aylin
Kristina Cepraga Kristina Cepraga ... Kristina
Michelangelo Ciminale Michelangelo Ciminale ... Michelangelo
Teresa Di Gregorio Teresa Di Gregorio ... Teresa
Lilia Silvi Lilia Silvi ... Lilia
Gabriella Sborgi Gabriella Sborgi ... Gabriella
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisa Alessandro Elisa Alessandro ... Segretario notario
Cinzia Bernardini Cinzia Bernardini ... Vigilessa
Giovanna Cau ... Signore del poker
Tommaso Colucci Tommaso Colucci ... Cocktail acido
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Storyline

Gianni is sixty. He is retired but has not become lazy for all that. In fact he is a helpful fellow who gives a hand to all those who need one: shopping for his wife, walking the pretty neighbor's dog, and so on. Everybody likes Gianni, but is it for the right reasons? Doesn't his wife profit by the situation (she still works so it is only logical that Gianni do all the chores)? Isn't he subject to the excruciating whims of his rich mother?... Sure, everybody LIKES Gianni, but who LOVES him? Agreed, being kind to them, he is the ladies pet, but he does not attract them anymore. That is why, when his macho lawyer friend Alfonso blames him for not having young mistresses "like every other senior Italian male", Gianni, who is beginning to ask himself questions about what it is like to become old, starts chasing dames... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Taglines:

Gianni is back & looking for love...

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Italy]

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

11 February 2011 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Salt of Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,176, 4 March 2012

Gross USA:

$317,405

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,492,653
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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French certificate #129357. See more »

Connections

Follows Mid-August Lunch (2008) See more »

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Here Comes Your Man
Lyrics and music by Frank Black
Performed by the Pixies
(1989)
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Another gem by Gianni Di Gregorio
29 March 2011 | by vpta2000See all my reviews

After Mid August Lunch, another little great movie by Di Gregorio. In this second film, the mise-en-scene has become more mature, as also the structure of the script. The realism of the acting and dialogs are the same of Mid August Lunch, giving freshness and comic reliefs to the story. The plot is about a 60 years old man who suddenly understands he's become "transparent" for women, simply they don't look at him in "that certain way" anymore. But this is the surface of the movie, the funny "hook" of the storyline. What really matters to Di Gregorio is something else, something deeper, related to the loneliness of a man facing old age. So sometimes the film takes a different way, turning from the comedy for a moment, with beautiful flashes of melancholy and bittersweet fatalism which reach levels of great cinema. The Salt of Life suggest the birth of a new author.


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