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Caterina in the Big City (2003)

Caterina va in città (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 24 October 2003 (Italy)
When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an... See full summary »

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Alice Teghil ...
Caterina Iacovoni
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Giancarlo Iacovoni
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Agata Iacovoni
Antonio Carnevale ...
Cesarino
Silvio Vannucci ...
Fabietto Cruciani
Federica Sbrenna ...
Daniela Germano
Carolina Iaquaniello ...
Margherita Rossi Chaillet
Zach Wallen ...
Edward (as Zach -James Smith- Wallen)
Martino Reviglio ...
Gianfilippo
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Manlio Germano
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Lorenzo Rossi Chaillet
Paola Tiziana Cruciani ...
Zia Marisa
Luigi Grilli ...
Zio Alfredo
Tereza Paula Da Rosa ...
Teresa
Renata Orso ...
Zia Adelina
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When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an ambient extremely divided politically. She starts developing her friendship with the "left side", represented by Margherita, and the right, Daniela, side of her class. She will lose herself, without knowing who she really is. However, maybe Edward, the young Australian boy, who lives in the apartment across hers, can help her more that she thinks. Written by filippo-3

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Sometimes you just want to fit in...or not

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$563,954 (Europe) (24 October 2003)

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$293,268 (USA) (16 October 2005)
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The story begins in 2003, but the dates do not match up with the days of the week for that year. See more »

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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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Inno ufficiale dei giovani fascisti
Music by Giuseppe Blanc and lyrics by Vittorio E. Bravetta
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Disarming Italian comedy (with political undertones)
28 December 2006 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

This excellent Italian comedy is very similar in plot to Mean Girls (who came out in about the same time). The difference is that this is a much more politicized film. Caterina is a shy teenager from a small town in Italy, who moves to Rome with her long-suffering mother and her teacher father, when he is assigned to a new job there. In her new school, she has to choose to what clique to belong: the children of the progressive intellectuals or the children of the rich industrialists. The left or the right. What this film says is that these people are not terribly different between themselves. They both hold a degree of fame and power in Italian society, and look down upon those who don't. The outstanding performance in the movie is that of Caterina's father, the teacher Giancarlo (Sergio Castellito), a hothead angry that others have gotten all the breaks in life, who rants against the rich and privileged but who would sell his soul in a second in order to join the establishment. He is a familiar type of malcontent in real life but one who is seldom shown in the movies. There is a silly subplot of Caterina falling in love with an Australian boy (What they did that for? To reach an international market?), but all in all, this is one of the best Italian movies of the last years.


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