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The Consequences of Love (2004)

Le conseguenze dell'amore (original title)
An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid.

Director:

Paolo Sorrentino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Servillo ... Titta Di Girolamo
Olivia Magnani ... Sofia
Adriano Giannini ... Valerio
Antonio Ballerio Antonio Ballerio ... Bank manager
Gianna Paola Scaffidi Gianna Paola Scaffidi ... Giulia
Nino D'Agata Nino D'Agata ... Mafioso
Vincenzo Vitagliano Vincenzo Vitagliano ... Pippo D'Antò (as Enzo Vitagliano)
Diego Ribon Diego Ribon ... Director
Gilberto Idonea Gilberto Idonea ... Hired assassin
Giselda Volodi ... Waitress
Giovanni Vettorazzo Giovanni Vettorazzo ... Letizia
Gaetano Bruno ... Hired Assassin
Ana Valeria Dini Ana Valeria Dini ... Reader
Vittorio Di Prima Vittorio Di Prima ... Nitto Lo Riccio
Angela Goodwin Angela Goodwin ... Isabella
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Storyline

Titta di Girolamo apparently has a regular and tedious life with nothing strange a part from his own name (as he uses to say). He lives in a Hotel in Lugano (Switzerland) since almost ten years, spending his days waiting for something we don't know. His life is too rigid, too detached following a flat routine. Titta ignore everyone and probably he has no emotions at all. Basically there is no story. But one day he decided, breaking all his personal rules, to exchange some words with Sofia, the hotel's barmaid. Incredibly all the situation change, emotions, love, mafia, death come back violently into Titta's life. Written by 1felco

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Everyone has a dark secret

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The book read by the girl at the table is Louis-Ferdinand Céline's "Voyage au bout de la nuit" (1932). See more »

Goofs

The barrel of the tracksuit-clad assassin's fired gun, lying on the hotel mattress while the assassin is packing for departure, appears defective, i.e., rubbery, as the silencer barrel is angled downward. Moments later, after he picks up the gun and points it at the hotel room door, the barrel appears longer and straighter, as it was in the earlier scenes. See more »

Quotes

Titta: In the world there's a certain kind of cult, with men and women of all social classes, of all ages and of all religions. It is the insomniacs cult. I'm part of it. For ten years. Those who don't belong to the cult sometimes tend to say: "If you can't sleep, you can read, watch TV, study or do something else". That kind of phrase is deeply annoying to the members of the cult. And the reason is simple. Cause the insomniac has only one obsession: to sleep.
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Gyroscope
Written and Performed by Boards of Canada
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Stylistic miracle of camera-work and storytelling.
30 January 2005 | by Rubin55See all my reviews

I saw Le Conseguenze Dell'Amore on the 2005 Rotterdam Filmfestival, It was the first of ten films I saw there.

Le Conseguenze has left the most powerful impression of the ten films. From the first shot, you know the movie is going to be something special. The beautiful cinematography left me in awe of what can be done with a camera. The music is also on par with the visuals, complementing the colorful and stylish architecture-like images.

Toni Servillo plays the main character in the film, Titta. He's a tax expert gone wrong who lives in a hotel. Every week, he brings a suitcase with money to a bank and the story plays around this.

He is always very controlled and shows almost no emotion to anyone; Looks calculated and well-dressed. He has a habit of ignoring people who are of no significance to him. For example Sofia (played very nicely by Olivia Magnani), who works as a barmaid in the hotel where he lives. Although she's been working in the hotel for two years, he never greets her, even if she does greet him. On one day she confronts him with this and the next day he sits at the bar, instead of his usual spot at a window. From here the story really begins, and will unfold in a strong tale of love, sacrifice and the mafia.

I won't spoil the rest of the film. See this film if you love stylish movies like ones from David Lynch, The Godfather, etc. Don't see this if you're an action-buff.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Italy]

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,556,056
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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