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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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Taglines:

Everyone has a dark secret

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. 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

man at the bar: You are lying!
Titta: Truth is boring.
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Written and Performed by Boards of Canada
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Finally a very good movie
31 October 2004 | by dadieSee all my reviews

There are movies that are just a different version of another one, not remakes, but just similar to others, it is not. Although it talks about Mafia it is watched in another way and often it seems just a secondary theme. I went to watch that movie for case (because the otherone's theatre was full) and I was satisfied at the end. It surprised me, because of its black irony or cynicism and there are more and more interesting items to analyze. It doesn't follow the classical ways of movies, it is just different and I think not to be the only one to like that. I am very happy also because it is Italian, and I was afraid that Italian directors and producers were not enough brave to change themes. In this movie you can watch new Italian style as well, but is not blocked into clichés. I hope to be understandable enough, I know it is difficult, I hope also that this movie can be exported out of our frontiers, it is a good product to export. I want to point out also the music, very good soundtrack, the movie needs it because of its long silent pause and they are covered perfectly by that music. Many compliments to the director, and thank you, cinema needs these movies.


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Official Sites:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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