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A Quiet Life (2010)

Una vita tranquilla (original title)
The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, ... See full summary »

Director:

Claudio Cupellini

Writers:

Filippo Gravino (story), Filippo Gravino (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Servillo ... Rosario Russo
Marco D'Amore ... Diego
Francesco Di Leva ... Edoardo
Juliane Köhler ... Renate
Maurizio Donadoni Maurizio Donadoni ... Claudio
Alice Dwyer ... Doris
Leonardo Sprengler Leonardo Sprengler ... Mathias
Giovanni Ludeno Giovanni Ludeno ... Enzino
Andreas Wellano Andreas Wellano ... Heinz
Nick Dong-Sik ... Bambu
Daniel Roesner Daniel Roesner ... Florian
Edoardo Melone Edoardo Melone ... Capelli Corti
Franco Melone Franco Melone ... Giacca di Lana
Hildburg Schmidt Hildburg Schmidt ... Mrs. Bauer
Joachim Kretzer Joachim Kretzer ... Michael Richter
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The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead. Instead, he was living in a little hotel near Frankfurt, with a wife and a young German son. Then, when the trains filled with waste departed from Naples, the past climbed on board. This is the story of a man who, while trying to kill a chestnut tree with a copper nail, was grabbed from behind by his past. And was forced to settle the score. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Italy | France | Germany

Language:

Italian | German | Neapolitan | English

Release Date:

5 November 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,096,327
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A quiet life
Music by Teho Teardo
Lyrics by Blixa Bargeld
Performed by Blixa Bargeld in San Francisco, March 2010
Produced and Mixed by Teho Teardo
Courtesy of Universal Music
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A little-known gem.
11 July 2018 | by lizardjimsSee all my reviews

This was a lot more than what I bargained for in a late Saturday night, searching for a decent crime film to watch. ''Una Vita Tranquilla'' is a wonderful, slow-burning character study, pondering on familial relationships, more specifically the father-son bonding and the problem of emotional communication between them. Toni Servillio gives once more a spectacular performance as the veteran mafioso from Naples who sought and found refuge in Germany, now living with his wife and 9-year old son and owning a restaurant. When he gets a visit in Germany from his son and a friend of his, the protagonist will embark once again on a journey that 15 years ago sworn that he would never do again. The pace is slow, but at no time the movie gets tedious or uninteresting as it is the development of characters and the good dialogue that compensate for a not particularly rich plot. Apart from Toni Servillo, the rest of the cast does a terrific and the same goes for Gergely Pohárnok the person behind the magnificent cinematography of the film. As a result, ''Una Vita Tranquilla'' is one of the best psychological/crime European films of the last years.


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