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Verdone vs. Muccino

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Il mio miglior nemico (lit. “My Best Enemy”), the latest film directed by and starring Carlo Verdone, alongside Silvio Muccino, will be out on 650 Italian screens on March 10. Based on a generational “clash” between the two main characters, the film seems destined for success with audiences that have been flocking to Notte prima degli esami (lit. “The Night Before Exams”) for the past three weeks.

Il mio miglior nemico is about Achille (Verdone), a successful man with a prestigious job who comes up against the unruly Orfeo (Muccino), a young man who wants to avenge his mother’s firing from her job at Achille’s hotel after being accused of theft. This conflict drives the film, which passes smoothly and gently from drama to comedy, from romance to irony.

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Producer Aurelio De Laurentiis – very pleased over the recent Oscar triumph of Crash, distributed in Italy by his company Filmauro – announced that he recently signed a five-picture deal with Verdone, who will be able to write, direct and star in his films, or else choose only one of these roles on any given project.

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