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From the Bova-Argentero duo to Perez, movies in theatres this week

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- Released this Thursday also La trattativa (dealings) by Sabina Guzzanti and Take Five, a year after its debut at the Rome Film Festival

From the Bova-Argentero duo to Perez, movies in theatres this week
Luca Zingaretti in Perez

A romantic comedy, a metropolitan noir, a docu-fiction and a gangster movie: four very different Italian movies are released this week in Italian cinemas. Fratelli unici [+see also:
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(Only Brothers)
, the new comedy by Alessio Maria Federici (his third feature following Chocolate Lessons 2 [+see also:
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and Stay away from me [+see also:
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) starring the outstanding sex symbol duo, Raoul Bova and Luca Argentero, is released today on 420 screens by 01 Distribution. Produced by Luxvide with Rai Cinema and written by Luca Miniero (director of, among others, Welcome to the south [+see also:
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and A boss in the living room [+see also:
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) and tv screenwriter Elena Bucaccio, Fratelli unici is the story of Pietro and Francesco, two brothers who don’t love each other, the first (Bova) is a cynic who’s disillusioned with life, the other (Argentero) a lout and an eternal kid. An accident causes Pietro to lose his memory, and he reverts to behaving like a child. Francesco will be the one to take care of him; he’s obliged to bring him to his home and, for the first time, to play the adult. Pietro’s innocent outlook on things will rub off on those around him and they will all rediscover love and good feelings. Female protagonists: Carolina Crescentini and Miriam Leone. 

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Perez [+see also:
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is of an entirely different genre. This second work by Edoardo De Angelis after Mozzarella Stories [+see also:
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was presented out of competition at the last Venice Film Festival. Against the backdrop of a new Naples, the steel industry of the modern Centro Direzionale (service & business centre), Luca Zingaretti subtly plays Demetrio Perez, a sorry barrister who’s indifferent in life in order to “avoid unhappiness”. But when it comes to protecting his daughter Tea (newcomer Simona Tabasco), who becomes dangerously close to the charming criminal Corvino (Marco D’Amore, star of Gomorrah - the series), he will be ready to do whatever it takes, even if it means breaking the law. “This is the story of a man who regains possession of his identity”, states Zingaretti, who also features among the producers, “it’s exactly the type of film that I wanted to produce, it’s an auteur film and at the same time it keeps the viewer glued to the screen”. Also featuring in the excellent cast are Gianpaolo Fabrizio and Massimiliano Gallo. Produced by O' Groove, Tramp Ltd and Medusa Film, Perez is released today in 200 theatres with Medusa. Negotiations are underway for an American remake of the film.

Coming directly from Venice is La trattativa [+see also:
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by Sabina Guzzanti. The acclaimed film by the feisty director and satirical actress which reconstructs the alleged State-Mafia negotiations by mixing documentary and fiction (read the news) is released today on 150 screens distributed by BIM. From another festival, Rome, one year on, Take Five [+see also:
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, a “spaghetti gangster” by Guido Lombardi (read thereview) finally arrives in theatres. The movie, produced by Minerva Pictures, Eskimo, Figli del Bronx with Rai Cinema and with the support of Mibact, will be distributed today in 30 cinemas by Microcinema.

On the European (non-Italian) releases front, worth noting are the romantic drama A Promise [+see also:
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by Patrice Leconte (50 screens with Officine UBU and Mountfluor) and Sidewalls [+see also:
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, a 2011 co-production by Argentina, Germany and Spain, which is only now arriving in Italian theatres, distributed by Bolero Film on 9 screens. They too will have to contend with USA-branded releases Sin City – A Dame to kill for (distr. Lucky Red), The Boxtrolls (Universal Pictures) and Annabelle (Warner Bros. Italia).

(Translated from Italian)

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