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Overview

Novellas by Luigi Pirandello provided the source for this Italian anthology of two tales written and directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. "Felice," set in Rome of the '30s, focuses on former opera baritone Felice (Antonio Albanese), now an accountant at the Teatro dell'Opera. Felice roars with laughter during his sleep, prompting his suspicious Russian wife (Elena Ghiaurov) to leave him. Abrasive opera director Migliori (Luca Zingaretti) has a daily ritual of tormenting crippled Rambaldi (Giuseppe Cederna). ...
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Overview

Novellas by Luigi Pirandello provided the source for this Italian anthology of two tales written and directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. "Felice," set in Rome of the '30s, focuses on former opera baritone Felice (Antonio Albanese), now an accountant at the Teatro dell'Opera. Felice roars with laughter during his sleep, prompting his suspicious Russian wife (Elena Ghiaurov) to leave him. Abrasive opera director Migliori (Luca Zingaretti) has a daily ritual of tormenting crippled Rambaldi (Giuseppe Cederna). Since Felice has dreamed of joining Migliori in this humiliation, he is overcome with guilt when Rambaldi commits suicide. Felice makes plans to drown himself, but his future brightens after he finds romance with former chorus girl Nora (Sabrina Ferilli). "Two Kidnappings" begins in contemporary Sicily with a mobster holding a youth (Steve Spedicato) hostage to prevent his Mafia turncoat father from naming names but then segues to a kidnapping of 100 years earlier at the same location. Originally a three-parter, the third tale was filmed and edited but later deleted from the final release version. Nicola Piovani's orchestral score includes selections from Rossini. The Taviani brothers previously adapted Pirandello in their 1984 Kaos. Shown at the 1998 Venice Film Festival , the 1998 Toronto Film Festival, and the 1998 New York Film Festival.
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Special Features

Chapter selection; Cast and crew
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2003
  • UPC: 736899064525
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Facets
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 80,573

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Antonio Albanese Felice [Felice]
Sabrina Ferilli Nora [Felice]
Luca Zingaretti Migliori [Felice]
Giuseppe Cederna Rambaldi [Felice]
Elena Ghiaurov Mariska [Felice]
Dario Cantarelli Doctor [Felice]
Turi Ferro Ballaro [Two Kidnappings]
Lello Arena Rocco [Two Kidnappings]
Steve Spedicato Vincenzo [Two Kidnappings]
Orio Scaduto 1st kidnapper [Two Kidnappings]
Ludovico Calderera 2nd kidnapper [Two Kidnappings]
Roberto Fuzio 3rd kidnapper [Two Kidnappings]
Technical Credits
Paolo Taviani Director, Screenwriter
Vittorio Taviani Director, Screenwriter
Mimmola Girosi Asst. Director
Claudio Grassetti Executive Producer
Giuseppe Lanci Cinematographer
Tullio Morganti Sound/Sound Designer
Roberto Perpignani Editor
Nicola Piovani Score Composer
Gianni Sbarra Production Designer
Lina Nerli Taviani Costumes/Costume Designer
Grazia Volpi Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Opening Credits [1:48]
3. The Laugh [7:14]
4. The Dream [5:23]
5. Falling Apart [12:31]
6. Making a Decision [6:03]
7. One More Thing to Do [9:51]
8. Meeting the Past [6:47]
9. The Final Act [11:16]
10. A New Life - Sebastiano Cangemi [5:12]
11. Hotel Delle Nevi [4:59]
12. BallarĂ² - The Story [8:38]
13. For the Rest of Your Life [11:10]
14. The Last Game [5:47]
15. Closing Credits [2:17]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Chapter Selection
   Cast & Crew
      Antonio Albanese
         Biography
         Filmography
      Turi Ferro
         Biography
         Filmography
      Sabrina Ferilli
         Biography
         Filmography
      Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
         Biography
         Filmography
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