Dear Diary (Caro diario) (1994)



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Writer/director/actor Nanni Moretti offers a three-part film diary which takes a sharply satiric look at Italian life. ~ Nicole Gagne, Rovi

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Antonio Neiwiller
as Stromboli Mayor
Carlo Mazzacurati
as Film Critic
Conchita Airoldi
as Inhabitant of Panarea
Marco Paolini
as First Salina Couple
Sebastiano Nardone
as Actor in Italian Film
Antonio Petrocelli
as Actor in Italian Film
Giulio Base
as Car Driver
Moni Ovadia
as Lucio di Alicudi
Roberto Nobile
as Dermatologist
Umberto Contarello
as Assistant to the Chinese Doctors
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Critic Reviews for Dear Diary (Caro diario)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

An ideal introduction to Moretti's work, this 1993 pseudo-documentary is weightier than it appears, a symbolic autobiography rather than a literal one.

Nov 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The scene in which he berates the pro-Henry critic is a funny, irresistible idea, but I'll bet Pasolini would have appreciated Henry.

Apr 10, 2018 | Full Review…

To be as self-indulgent as Moretti, you either have to be very witty, like Woody Allen, to whom Moretti is often compared, or have really sharp ideas. Here, Moretti fails on both counts. His film is little more than a doodle.

Nov 30, 2017 | Full Review…

A muddled story that I found foreign to my taste."

Feb 18, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Made after Nanni Moretti's bout with cancer, this funny and witty travelogue is whimsical yet also grave and resonant, establishing its actor-director as first rate coemdian, along with Chaplin, Keaton, and Woody Allen.

Jan 26, 2006 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Nanni is brilliant in this lovely travelogue!

Nov 7, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Dear Diary (Caro diario)


A very strange but compelling character. I absolutely loved's Giaovanna Bozzolo's contribution. One of the best Italian comedies.

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