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Nani Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life.

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1 hour 36 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Nanni Moretti
Studio Arrow Films
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Mar 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Nanni Moretti provides an incredibly amusing and quirky look at Italy, Italians and above all film making today. This film is really a piece of art which is full of beautiful shots, a wonderful soundtrack and a whole new way of presenting cinema. Moretti comes across with an incredible zest for life and even in the more serious third part of the film, still manages to laugh at himself, at Italy and at the world. This film really is a must-see, not least because it opens up a whole new world of cinema - often unexplored in the majority of other films. It really is a breath of fresh air in which you can join the idiosyncratic Nanni as he joy-rides down the rarely seen backroads of the Eternal City on his ever Vespa. Once you have seen this film you will be buying his sequel 'Aprile' - I guarantee.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Maureen Oswald on 11 Jun 2011
Format: DVD
This is my all-time favourite film, and until recently unavailable on DVD in the UK. I had to buy my copy from Amazon in Germany! Nanni Moretti captures the mood of Rome in the summer like a dream and in the second chapter, the different island cultures. For me, it is the view that Nanni Moretti has of the world which really captivates the viewer, put together with an amazing soundtrack including Khaled's Didi (very famous in France, sadly not here in the UK) to Leonard Cohen. I can watch this film again and again, a timeless classic, full of humour and sensitivity.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mladen on 10 May 2010
Format: DVD
I first saw this film a few years after it came out, on television. Seems like a century ago, but my awe and wonder remain the same. A few minutes into it and from a reclining position in an armchair you have to sit on edge, taut and upright: in disbelief -
because just when you thought you'd never see anything good, unique and new, ever again, but only the same predictable, proscribed Hollywood productions, you're awakened out of your megrims with an intimation, a hope that here, right at the very moment of watching it, before your eyes, a true gem, an incredible work of art is unfolding. And it never disappoints. Moretti discovered a mother lode and followed it to its end, the gold never deviates into dross. After watching it you will for a time yet feel mesmerized, as if on drugs, in ecstasy of thankfulness that there are still films being made that are worth seeing. And what a wonder too that it is an Italian film. Italian films always put one off because they dub their own films and that lip movement is always out of sync. I did not notice this in Moretti's films. For all their faults Italian films have one redeeming quality, they have some of the most renowned cinematographers, and while cinematography here doesn't carry the film, the story does, it must be mentioned that the man behind the camera is the master craftsman: Giuseppe Lanci of Tarkovsky's Nostalghia.
This film is seminal, a true work of art.
The only bad thing about this dvd has to do with Arrow Films who released it: they dared to embed the subtitles into the film! This is inexcusable under any supposition - indefensible.
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By C GARGIULO on 20 Jan 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Great film, almost a documentary film gives you a great insight into Rome from a locals perspective... Amazing Director, highly recommended.
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By I. MAKULOLUWE on 30 Sep 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you love cinema buy this dvd. Moretti is a master of the minimal and the honesty of social conscience. His melancholic regard for a world in intellectual and sensory meltdown is expressed well here. Everyone can empathise with his character in the film.
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By Annie on 10 May 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is an old style Italian film but is completely worth buying and watching. My family enjoyed it very much.
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