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Queen of Hearts (1989)

PG | | Comedy | October 1989 (USA)
Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a café in an Italian neighborhood. One day their father loses the... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vittorio Duse ... Nonno
Joseph Long ... Danilo
Anita Zagaria Anita Zagaria ... Rosa
Eileen Way Eileen Way ... Mama Sibilla
Vittorio Amandola ... Barbariccia
Roberto Scateni Roberto Scateni ... Falco
Stefano Spagnoli Stefano Spagnoli ... Young Eddie
Alec Bregonzi Alec Bregonzi ... Headwaiter
Ronan Vibert ... Man in Pig Scene
Matilda Thorpe Matilda Thorpe ... Woman in Pig Scene
Anthony Manzoni Anthony Manzoni ... Doorman
Sidney Kean ... Pepe
Ray Marioni Ray Marioni ... Mario
Sarah Hadaway Sarah Hadaway ... Teresa
Anna Pernicci ... Angelica


Eddie Luca is the youngest son in a family of Italian immigrants who has moved to London. Beginning from nowhere, they open a café in an Italian neighborhood. One day their father loses the café, the home and his wedding ring by gambling. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A story of love, revenge and cappuccino




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October 1989 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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lots of charm, and energy to spare
27 December 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

The fate and fortunes of an Italian family living in England survive many dramatic changes, beginning when the father takes the advice of a talking pig's head on a platter and strikes it rich at a card game. Fans of the British TV cult miniseries 'The Singing Detective' might know (to some degree at least) what to expect from director Jon Amiel's oddball follow-up: an often fantastic but always engaging fable full of magic and mischief, lucky charms and bad omens, rivalries, vendettas, wild coincidences, and eccentric characters. It opens like the last act of some grand Italian opera, but can't hope to sustain the same level of energy and invention all the way to the final credits. There's a false climax involving a magic box which makes the actual conclusion seem almost an afterthought, but elsewhere it's a lively, compassionate, unpredictable film, and unlike Amiel's previous film no one suffers any horrible skin diseases.

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