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Fasten Your Seatbelts (2014)

Allacciate le cinture (original title)
Fasten Your Seatbelts is a movie starring Kasia Smutniak, Francesco Arca, and Filippo Scicchitano. Elena (Kasia Smutniak) and Antonio (Francesco Arca) seem not to be made for each other. They are too different in terms of character, life choices, worldview, and the way they relate to ... See full summary »

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... Elena
... Antonio
Filippo Scicchitano ... Fabio
... Silvia
... Giorgio
Carla Signoris ... Anna
... Viviana / Dora
Paola Minaccioni ... Egle
Giulia Michelini ... Diana
... Maricla
Maria Sole Piccinni ... Guenda
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Francesca Romana Verzaro ... Dott.ssa Paola
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Elena (Kasia Smutniak) and Antonio (Francesco Arca) seem not to be made for each other. They are too different in terms of character, life choices, worldview, and the way they relate to others. They are total opposites. However, they are overwhelmed by a mutual attraction they're trying hard to avoid; but to which they succumb to. This dramedy on relationships also gets a very credible performance from Paola Miraccione, who plays the tragic, albeit funny, character Egle. Written by Demi Braque

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A mano a mano
Performed by Rino Gaetano
Written by Riccardo Cocciante / Marco Luberti
© Boventoon B.V. (per il mondo esclusa Italia)
Edizione per Italia: Universal Music Publishing Srl / Jeans Ed musicali
(P) 1981 Sony Music Entertainment Italy Spa
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That delicate and bright touch by Fernand Ozpetek
5 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

One may like or not Ozpetek's movies, but what is undeniable is that peculiar delicate touch which makes his movies like paintings only sketched and never accomplished, because accomplishment is not what really matters. This does mean his movies are ethereal or lack sense or reality: on the contrary, they are imbued with reality, often with dramatic reality, and "Allacciate le cinture" is a fine example, but what remains is not the sense of drama, but the delicacy of sentiments. In this picture you will not find an original plot, but I have never seen the theme of cancer treated with such strong sense of reality and at the same time with such delicacy and even fun, focusing on a choral world of fear, love, rage, tenderness, amusement… Shooting is always very carefully devised as to close up to the characters' eyes, without the need of too many words, and everything is wrapped around a bright light, enveloping characters and situations in a comforting hug. The cast is also wisely chosen, I was positively surprised by Kasia Smutniak, who leaves the mark, beyond her disarming beauty. And then there's a whole world of recurring characters in his movies, but who touches for intensity and bravura is Paola Minaccioni, who made me laugh and cry so much… I have read negative reviews concerning a melodramatic attitude of the picture: I think melodrama is exactly what Ozpetek avoids, and successfully.


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