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Palombella Rossa (1989)





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This humorous Italian movie tells a semi-autobiographical story from writer/producer/director/lead actor Nanni Moretti which combines the action in a rousing water polo championship game with the efforts of the team's amnesiac star player to remember his past. In particular, he wants to remember why he is a communist.


Nanni Moretti
as Michele Apicella
Silvio Orlando
as Coach of 'Rari Nantes Monteverde'
Alfonso Santagata
as Tiresome guy #1
Asia Argento
as Valentina
Remo Remotti
as Alter ego of coach
Luisanna Pandolfi
as Michele's mother
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

[A] wildly funny and daringly loopy self-questioning regarding identity and political progress.

Full Review… | March 26, 2012
New Yorker
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A silly slapstick satirical political riff on the uncertain state of the Italian communist party.

Full Review… | January 5, 2004
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