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A Magnificent Haunting (2012)

Magnifica presenza (original title)
The only dream of Pietro is to become a famous actor. 28 year-old Pietro is so obsessed with becoming an actor that he does not mind trying every single way. He comes Rome and starts to ... See full summary »


Ferzan Ozpetek
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elio Germano ... Pietro
Margherita Buy ... Lea Marni
Vittoria Puccini ... Beatrice Marni
Beppe Fiorello ... Filippo Apollonio (as Giuseppe Fiorello)
Paola Minaccioni Paola Minaccioni ... Maria
Cem Yilmaz ... Yusuf Antep
Andrea Bosca ... Luca Veroli
Claudia Potenza Claudia Potenza ... Elena Masci
Ambrogio Maestri Ambrogio Maestri ... Ambrogio Dardini
Matteo Savino Matteo Savino ... Ivan
Bianca Nappi Bianca Nappi ... Mina
Monica Nappo ... Olga
Massimiliano Gallo ... Dottor Cuccurullo
Giorgio Marchesi ... Massimo
Gea Martire Gea Martire ... Gea
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The only dream of Pietro is to become a famous actor. 28 year-old Pietro is so obsessed with becoming an actor that he does not mind trying every single way. He comes Rome and starts to work in a bakery. Also, at the same time, he tries to be an actor. At first, he stays with his cousin, Maria , but then he rents a house. Nevertheless, in a short time, something weird happens at the house. As if the furniture moves by itself. Then he realizes that the house was haunted by some ghosts, so with it, the adventure itself begins. Written by Umut Bulurlar

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy


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Magnifica Presenza
Composed By, Orchestrated By, Directed By Pasquale Catalano
Orchestra Performers: Andrea Esposito, Annamaria Puggioni, Domenico Mancini, Eleonora Ciervo, Francesco Scalzo, Giusy Tufano, Luca Bagagli, Raffaella Viscardi, Renzo Schina
Cello: Marco Pescosolido
Clarinet:Armando Puggioni
Drums: Riccardo Schmitt
Flute: Roberto Natullo
Guitar: Claudio Romano, Domenico De Luca
Oboe: Domenico Rinaldi
Percussion: Gabriele Borrelli
Piano: Fabrizio Romano
Trumpet: Gianfranco Campagnoli
Viola: Luigi Tufano, Violin: Paolo Sasso
© & (P) 2012 Radiofandango Srl
© 2012 GDM Music srl
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9 April 2012 | by mgorkemSee all my reviews

On the surface we really are told a fairy-tale. But just on the surface. The movie is (to me) all about love(or passion) versus obsessionin in addition to loyalty versus betrayal all in the life of people. We see how a group of players loyal to themselves, their art, and to freedom manages to live and reach eventually beyond their time and life (even if they are just imaginary ghosts). Betraying member, who were loyal to herself only... A monster she became eventually. Not to spoil too much, lastly how important is doing or wanting things with passion and love no matter what it is (making cakes or becoming an artist) is presented in cute and clever way by the director. It seems that the message is that all that "small / ordinary" people are in fact the real/biggest/highest/ultimate "human" beings if they are okay with what they are and if they have intimacy, love and passion in their life.Being human is not that complicated and in fact is full of richness in so many distinct conditions and times

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16 March 2012 (Italy) See more »

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Rome, Lazio, Italy


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