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Amore tossico (1983)

The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.

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Credited cast:
Cesare Ferretti ...
Cesare
Michela Mioni ...
Michela
Enzo Di Benedetto ...
Enzo
Roberto Stani ...
Ciopper
Loredana Ferrara ...
Loredana
Mario Afeltra ...
Mario, the pusher
Fernando Arcangeli ...
Debora
Mario Caiazzi ...
Ciccione
Silvia Starita ...
Psicologa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Falerio Ballarin ...
Capellone
Maria Galleoni ...
Madre di Mario
Massimo Maggini ...
Massimo
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The alienating and repetitive life of a group of heroin junkies in the 1980s Rome.

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Acqua azzurra, acqua chiara
Written by Mogol and Lucio Battisti
Performed by Lucio Battisti
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Extraordinary movie with a Pasolinian feeling
15 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is an extraordinary movie about the everyday life of a group of heroin addicts in suburban Rome in the early eighties. The non-professional actors are real addicts, and this gives to the story a sense of reality that is tragic and poetic at the same time. Their sense of humanity and freshness, despite the horror of addiction, is unique and moving. Unfortunately many of them were killed by heroin or aids in the years following the movie. The screenplay was written by the director Claudio Caligari together with Guido Blumir, a sociologist who worked on drug-related issues for a long time. The direction is brave and clever, with a focus on human substance more than anything else. One wonders why Italian cinema is not able to produce meaningful movies like this any more.


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