"He runs a restaurant, she runs a bookstore nearby, Tommaso and Cecilia live together and seem to love each other.
"He runs a restaurant, she a bookstore nearby, Tommaso and Cecilia live together and seem to love each other. But on the eve of the wedding, arranged by Amedeo, an intellectual friend of Tommaso, Cecilia refuses to attend the ceremony, accusing Tommaso of laziness and betrayal. The marriage ceremony does not take place. The young man's dismay and jealousy is great in a city like Naples, where everything and everyone - starting with the blind servants - seems to regard love as the meaning of life, according to an old cliché."
"Troisi is Italian (or rather Neapolitan), and he is a man who has the sense of comedy in his blood. And he manages masterfully his adaptation of a 'feeling cinema' to the (revised) model of Italian comedy: laughing while talking about serious subjects. (...) As strange and unbelievable as it may sound, Troisi's cinema becomes sadder as time goes on. However, this does not mean that he does not inspire laughter or that he is not funny. Quite the opposite."
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107 min. color. 35 mm. I/e Directed by Massimo Troisi Screenplay: Massimo Troisi Cinematography: Camillo Bazzoni Editing: Angelo Nicolini Music: Pino Daniele With: Massimo Troisi, Francesca Neri, Marco Messeri
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