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Three-Step Dance (2003)

Ballo a tre passi (original title)
Four separate-but-interconnected stories - one for each season - about life in Sardinia.


Salvatore Mereu


Salvatore Mereu
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Credited cast:
Yaël Abecassis ... Francesca
Domenico Arba Domenico Arba ... Pera
Pietro Arba Pietro Arba ... Ziu Predu
Karo Ardenti Karo Ardenti ... Midioro
Francesco Barracca Francesco Barracca ... Peppeddu
Rossella Bergo Rossella Bergo ... Palla
Angelo Botti Angelo Botti ... Peppeddu
Alexandra Brancaccio Alexandra Brancaccio ... Travestito
Michele Carboni Michele Carboni ... Michele
Daniele Casula Daniele Casula ... Andrea
Lisa Chessa Lisa Chessa ... Simona
Caroline Ducey ... Solveig
Mauro Frongia Mauro Frongia ... Macangiu
Simone Frongia Simone Frongia ... Giuseppe
Tonino Fulgheri Tonino Fulgheri ... Marieddu


Four separate-but-interconnected stories - one for each season - about life in Sardinia.

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Sardinian | French | Italian

Release Date:

19 February 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Step Dancing See more »

Filming Locations:

Sardinia, Italy


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Let's celebrate
Written by Giuliano Taviani
Performed by Giuliano Taviani
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very beautiful and very slow
23 January 2004 | by jaapparquiSee all my reviews

Ballo a tre passi tells four stories from the empty, rural Italian island Sardegna. The film reminded me very much of Kaos, by the Taviani brothers. The pictures are delightful to the eye and this debut is made with very much love for this Italian island. Although a slow pace is sometimes necessary to tell a beautiful story, at some point the film is not intense enough to compensate for being this slow.

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