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We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974)

C'eravamo tanto amati (original title)
Three partisans bound by a strong friendship return home after the war, but the clash with everyday reality puts a strain on their bond.


Ettore Scola


Agenore Incrocci (as Age), Furio Scarpelli (as Scarpelli) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nino Manfredi ... Antonio
Vittorio Gassman ... Gianni Perego
Stefania Sandrelli ... Luciana Zanon
Stefano Satta Flores Stefano Satta Flores ... Nicola Palumbo
Giovanna Ralli ... Elide Catenacci
Aldo Fabrizi ... Romolo Catenacci
Mike Bongiorno ... Self
Federico Fellini ... Self
Marcello Mastroianni ... Self
Nello Meniconi Nello Meniconi ... Self
Guidarino Guidi Guidarino Guidi ... Self
Pierluigi Pierluigi ... Self
Alfonso Crudele Alfonso Crudele ... Edoardo
Isa Barzizza ... Elena
Marcella Michelangeli ... Gabriella


Gianni, Nicola and Antonio become close friends in 1944 while fighting the Nazis. After the end of the war, full of illusions, they settle down. The movie is a the story of the life of these three idealists and how they deal with the inevitable disillusionments of life. Written by Yepok

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A many splendored thing.


Comedy | Drama


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The original Italian title, "C'eravamo tanto amati," is the first line of the 1918 popular song "Come pioveva", by Italian singer-songwriter Armando Gill. See more »


Gianni Perego: I didn't come, do you understand?
Luciana Zanon: Why did you have to? We had a fight
Gianni Perego: But I loved you
Luciana Zanon: Oh, and I thought you did not
Gianni Perego: How not? In all these years I have done nothing but think of you, always, Luciana
Luciana Zanon: But not me. Sorry Gianni, 10 years ago I married Antonio, I had two children, then the house, the job, the money that was never enough, you too have had these problems, right?
Gianni Perego: Yes, of course, but I thought that a great love was a great love
Luciana Zanon: Yes, sure. But then they were things in the past
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This one helped make "Annie Hall" possible
10 March 2006 | by futures-1See all my reviews

"We All Loved Each Other So Much" (Italian, 1974): A film by Ettore Scola. We follow three men-friends through 30 years - weaving in and out of each others their lives, alone or in various combinations, with one particular woman. They met as "brothers in war" during the Italian Resistance of WWII. With eventual peace, each traveled their own paths, crossing and remeeting every so often. The b/w photography is beautiful, the scoring perhaps a little heavy-handed (but considering the time – 1974 – downright subtle), the period "looks" seems accurate enough, and the acting by all involved is good. I enjoyed some of the film's devices, such as all the actors freezing in position and the one "in thought" getting a spotlight, the occasional near-repeat of a scene/incident, the actors sometimes speaking directly to you, and other breaks with the "reality" of a film. No doubt Woody Allen saw this work before his making "Annie Hall". You might also think of this film as a more somber, sophisticated version of "The Big Chill" with fewer main characters and more internal assessment.

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23 May 1977 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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