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Stork Day (2004)

È già ieri (original title)
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Filippo (Antonio Albanese) is a star on the Italian TV. He works for a documentary series about wild animals and nature. He is sent to Tenerife (Spain) to shot an issue about the local ... See full summary »

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Giulio Manfredonia

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Danny Rubin (story), Danny Rubin (screenplay "Groundhog Day") | 5 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Antonio Albanese ... Filippo
Fabio De Luigi Fabio De Luigi ... Enrico
Goya Toledo ... Rita
Asunción Balaguer ... Rosa
Pepón Nieto ... Bob
Beatriz Rico Beatriz Rico ... Candela
Esther Ortega ... Marta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacobo Dicenta Jacobo Dicenta
Enrique Escudero Enrique Escudero
Carlos Lucas Carlos Lucas
Victoria Mora Victoria Mora
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Filippo (Antonio Albanese) is a star on the Italian TV. He works for a documentary series about wild animals and nature. He is sent to Tenerife (Spain) to shot an issue about the local stork. It is the 13th of August. After he did his job is time to leave, but the ferry couldn't operate. He has to spend the night in the island. The day after is again the 13th of August, and Filippo live again the same day for different times. Something has to change to exit the paranoid and unrealistic situation. Written by 1felco

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Italy | Spain | UK

Language:

Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

16 January 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

It's Already Yesterday See more »

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Budget:

EUR4,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,247,156
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2.35 : 1
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As a remake of the movie Groundhog Day (1993), it pays tribute in the opening sequence showing the main character as a TV naturalist talking about a groundhog. The plot line is actually about storks. See more »

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It's already yesterday!
15 September 2009 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Imitation is the best form of flattery. In an unusual reverse, the Italian cinema made a remake of a successful American comedy, "Groundhog Day", adapting it to the screen in which an arrogant man, a television personality, gets stuck in time. Filippo, the host of a nature oriented program, is an insufferable idiot who must coordinate his own costume to the animal that is being shown.

The producer of the show decides to play a trick on Filippo when he sends him to the Canary islands in search of the storks that make their habitat in the crater of a volcano. Accompanied only by his cameraman, Enrico, he makes a nuisance of himself by continuing to make his demands on the modest hotel where he has to stay, to Rita the woman that is in charge of seeing the animals are taken care of, and to everyone that comes in contact with him.

For all he knows, Filippo cannot get past August 13. He knows exactly what happens to whom because he has lived the different situations on what must be the longest day of his life.

The film directed by Giulio Manfredonia, capitalizes on the bubbling personality of Filippo, who is an unhappy individual. His stay in the remote outpost makes him grow up, something he needed badly. Goya Toledo is Rita, the woman that catches Filippo's fancy. Fabio De Luigi, Asuncion Balaguer, and the rest of the supporting cast do a nice job for Mr. Manfredonia.

Comparisons are sometimes unfair, but unfortunately, the Italian version, although with its own merits, does not measure to the original film, which happens to most remakes. One good point for movie makers trying to improve on something that cannot be improved.


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