LOVE & SLAPS - A FAMILY ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

LA BELLEZZA DEL SOMARO

By Sergio CASTELLITTO

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Comedy - Completed 2010

A hilarious, modern-day comedy centered around the generation gap between two parents who don’t want to grow old and a seventeen-year-old daughter who wants to become an adult.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Family
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 107 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sergio CASTELLITTO
    • Writer(s)
    • Margaret MAZZANTINI
    • Producer(s)
    • Roberto CICUTTO (CINEMAUNDICI), Luigi MUSINI (CINEMAUNDICI), Sergio CASTELLITTO (ALIEN PRODUZIONI)
    • Synopsis
    • After the success of DON’T MOVE, Sergio Castellitto returns to directing with an irresistible ensemble comedy written by Margaret Mazzantini, centered on the generation gap between two parents struggling with their age… and their seventeen-year-old daughter Rosa, determined to become an adult.
      A carefree weekend in their Tuscan country home with friends. Marcello (Sergio Castellitto) and Marina (Laura Morante), relieved by the fact that Rosa’s fling with a schoolmate, Luca, is over, prepare to meet their daughter’s new love,. They’re unaware of what (and who) awaits them....
      A farmhouse, a modern family, a group of friends, a grandmother, a foreign maid; a cross-section of our society, a micro-world.
      Parents and children who discover and rediscover themselves under the unexpected provocation of a daughter who is still under-age by a few weeks.
      Everyone chases time which marches relentlessly on without the least consideration for anyone; the adults masking themselves through modern artifices to remain young, and the young craving to grow up fast, a frenzied rhythm which becomes interrupted by someone who has already lived his era and who, by his mere presence, still manages to turn lives upside down.
      A man who seems outside their own era, and perhaps outside ours too. A man who doesn’t hide from time and who, with his inconvenient presence, lays all the characters’ souls bare, giving rise to their instincts and triggering a war, which in the end, inevitably reaches a peace…
      A comedy that deals with serious, important matters through lightness, humor, and intelligence which, with little pretension, hopes to offer a moment of reflection.
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