La solitudine dei numeri primi (The Solitude of Prime Numbers) (2010)

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Paolo Giordano's best-selling novel is given a unique screen adaptation in this drama from director Saverio Costanzo. As Giordano notes in his book, prime numbers can only divided by one or themselves, and the two principle characters in his story reflect a similar singularity in the loneliness. As a child, Alice (Martina Albano) was forced by her father to join him for a skiing trip where she broke her leg, causing her to walk with a limp for the rest of her life. Meanwhile, Mattia (Tommaso Neri) had to attend a birthday party with his developmentally disabled sister, Michela (Giorgia Pizzo), and when he turned his back on her for a moment, she disappeared. The physical and emotional scars of these events haunt Alice and Mattia through much of their lives; while she is clearly attracted to him and their lives cross paths on a regular basis, various circumstances prevent them from coming together as a couple, as Alice becomes an assistant to a successful photographer and Mattia goes on to a distinguished career as a mathematician. La Solitudine dei Numeri Prima (aka The Solitude of Prime Numbers) was an official selection at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
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NR
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Art House & International , Drama
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Medusa

Cast

Tommaso Neri
as Young Mattia
Arianna Nastro
as Young Alice
Giorgia Pizzo
as Michela
Martina Albano
as Teenage Alice
Vittorio Lomartire
as Teenage Mattia
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Critic Reviews for La solitudine dei numeri primi (The Solitude of Prime Numbers)

All Critics (2)

It takes nothing away from the rest of the exemplary cast to say that Isabella Rossellini exerts her own force of gravity whenever she appears in her scalding supporting role.

Full Review… | May 31, 2011
Film-Forward.com

...a subdued drama that's been placed within the context of an impressively epic framework...

Full Review… | October 1, 2010
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Audience Reviews for La solitudine dei numeri primi (The Solitude of Prime Numbers)

½

Good depiction of isolation and social awkwardness, peppered with confusing timeline jumps that make the viewer feel as isolated as the main characters.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

A tragic and original love story. Something is lost in translation from the novel, but the gist is here and just as I'd imagined it. This is some scary, beautiful, trippy shit. I recommend the novel, too: it's well translated.

Claudio D'Amato
Claudio D'Amato
½

I kinda like the mood building-up in this film. But it is a bit too heavy & over-serious at the same time by making it looks as if a suspicious thriller (owing much to the music score & the jumping back & forth narrative) instead of (which is indeed quite) a romance.

WS Wu
WS Wu

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