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The Vanity Serum (2004)

Il siero della vanità (original title)
The vips of italian television disappear in a mysterious way. Two detectives, Lucia and Franco, try to investigate in this mystery, drowning into a strange world, where the leader is the powerful star Sonia Norton.

Director:

Alex Infascelli

Writers:

Niccolò Ammaniti (story), Antonio Manzini (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margherita Buy ... Lucia Allasco
Barbora Bobulova ... Azzurra Rispoli
Valerio Mastandrea ... Franco Berardi
Francesca Neri ... Sonia Norton
Antonino Bruschetta ... Vittorio Terracciano (as Ninni Bruschetta)
Luis Molteni Luis Molteni ... Rocco Piccolo
Maddalena Maggi Maddalena Maggi ... Esther Bonanni
Marco Giallini ... Michele Benda
Antonio Ianiello Antonio Ianiello ... Pasquale Terracciano
Rosario J. Gnolo Rosario J. Gnolo ... Mago Daniel
Marco Cortesi Marco Cortesi ... Matteo De Muzzi
Armando De Razza ... M. Simone
Giovanni Argante Giovanni Argante ... Calaciura
Carlo Luca De Ruggieri Carlo Luca De Ruggieri ... (as Carlo De Ruggieri)
Marica Coco Marica Coco
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Storyline

The vips of italian television disappear in a mysterious way. Two detectives, Lucia and Franco, try to investigate in this mystery, drowning into a strange world, where the leader is the powerful star Sonia Norton.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 April 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vanity Serum See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$675,165
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Soundtracks

La banda
Music by Chico Buarque
Lyrics by Antonio Amurri
Performed by Mina
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Style wins!
7 September 2005 | by marco-d-1See all my reviews

Oh my god! After watching that much average stuff I cannot believe I found this DVD in their middle. It is absolutely another level. I just saw it and still feel this special crawling after a good horror film… Might be some kind of an underestimated director that wanted to show that he has got power, and he showed. It is sort of an awesome crime and mystery driven horror production. Also if the story is not always logical or explained, you get this fascinating feeling when a film and a story go step by step in a right felt way. You get to think that the whole film is really near to you. You cannot avoid that it ends, but if there is nobody left alive… Charming that it's from Italy.


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