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La vita facile (2011)

An Italian doctor starts a new life in Kenya to escape the city, but life catches up with him when an old friend offers his assistance along with his wife, who happens to be an old lover. (Italian with English subtitles).

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Lucio Pellegrini

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Stefano Bises (screenplay), Stefano Bises (story) | 3 more credits »
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Pierfrancesco Favino ... Mario Tirelli
Stefano Accorsi ... Luca Manzi
Vittoria Puccini ... Ginevra
Camilla Filippi ... Elsa
Angelo Orlando ... Salvatore
Pietro Ragusa ... Andrew
Djibril Kébé ... Thomas (as Djibril Kebè)
Souleymane Sow Souleymane Sow ... Jerry
Eliana Miglio ... Nicoletta
Ivano Marescotti ... Sergio Manzi
Max Tardioli Max Tardioli ... Ippocrate
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An Italian doctor starts a new life in Kenya to escape the city, but life catches up with him when an old friend offers his assistance along with his wife, who happens to be an old lover. (Italian with English subtitles).

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Mediocre, but enjoyable comedy, the two protagonists make a difference
14 March 2011 | by yris2002See all my reviews

No doubt Stefano Accorsi and Pierfrancesco Favino are two of the most interesting and attractive Italian actors of today, and their working together in "La vita facile", as leading and interacting actors, works effectively. Either of them spreads magnetism from every pore, always proving believable, and their pairing appears convincing, at traits explosive (see when they quarrel violently). As a whole, the movie entertains, with some mildly committed hints, but certainly far from wanting to be committed. In a moment when Italian cinematography seems to be attracted by the exoticism of Africa as a place of redemption and escape, here the description of the condition of sub-saharan people and doctors helping them is only a pretext, quite stereotyped and not sufficiently explored, only a background in the service of the representation of these bourgeois young people. Also the reference to some bad health system of Italy just lies on the background of what remains a comedy, that exploits a charming setting and an equally charming cast to offer a pleasant product, moving with agility to a final (in my opinion out of tune) surprise. An enjoyable product, indeed, with some funny moments: had it been interpreted by less magnetic actors, I would have written a different review, but cinema lovers know how a good cast cast, even a single actor, can save a movie from its mediocrity.


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Country:

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Easy Life See more »

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Bari, Apulia, Italy See more »

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