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The First Beautiful Thing (2010)

La prima cosa bella (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 January 2010 (Italy)
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A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

Director:

Paolo Virzì

Writers:

Francesco Bruni (story and screenplay), Francesco Piccolo (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerio Mastandrea ... Bruno Michelucci - 2009
Micaela Ramazzotti ... Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci - 1971-1981
Stefania Sandrelli ... Anna Nigiotti in Michelucci - 2009
Claudia Pandolfi Claudia Pandolfi ... Valeria Michelucci - 2009
Marco Messeri ... Il Nesi
Fabrizia Sacchi ... Sandra
Aurora Frasca Aurora Frasca ... Valeria Michelucci - Bambina
Giacomo Bibbiani Giacomo Bibbiani ... Bruno Michelucci - Bambino
Giulia Burgalassi Giulia Burgalassi ... Valeria Michelucci - 1981
Francesco Rapalino Francesco Rapalino ... Bruno Michelucci - 1981
Sergio Albelli Sergio Albelli ... Mario Michelucci
Isabella Cecchi Isabella Cecchi ... Zia Leda Nigiotti
Emanuele Barresi Emanuele Barresi ... Roberto Lenzi
Dario Ballantini Dario Ballantini ... Avvocato Cenerini
Paolo Ruffini Paolo Ruffini ... Cristiano Cenerini
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Storyline

A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 January 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The First Beautiful Thing See more »

Filming Locations:

Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR7,788,176 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,569,178
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Italy's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards. See more »

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There are family photographs of Anna, Mario, Bruno and Valeria shown interspersed in the credits. See more »

Connections

References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

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Intermezzo sinfonico from 'Cavalleria rusticana'
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a moving movie
25 January 2010 | by IwouldSee all my reviews

A beautiful and touching movie. The actors are really good - Pandolfi and Mastandrea deliver probably their best performance ever, while the common effort of Stefania Sandrelli and Micaela Rammazzotti depicts a wonderful, unforgettable female lead character, that somehow accomplish the not so easy task of being at the same time down-to-earth and larger-than-life. The story is full of grief and pain, and thanks to the overall great acting performance, those feelings seem so real that they will make you suffer (and cry). At the same time, anyway, the script is full of funny moments that will make you laugh, and laughs will wash away the tears – you know, just like in the real life. Strongly recommended to anybody.


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