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Castello Cavalcanti (2013)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 12 November 2013 (USA)
Italy, September 1955. A Formula One driver crashes his car during a race, leaving him stuck in a small village but good surprises will come his way.

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Wes Anderson

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Wes Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Schwartzman ... Jed Cavalcanti
Giada Colagrande ... Bartender
Giorgio Zancolla Giorgio Zancolla ... Bartender
Paolo Coluccio Paolo Coluccio ... Cook
Silvano Broglia Silvano Broglia ... Bus Driver
Francesco Bonaccorso Francesco Bonaccorso ... Motorcycle Driver
Michele de Paolo Michele de Paolo ... Car Driver #1 (as Michele Di Paolo)
Igino Angelini Igino Angelini ... Car Driver #2
Livia La Terza Livia La Terza ... Car Driver #3
Giampolo Pietraforte Giampolo Pietraforte ... Car Driver #4
Andrea Troiani Andrea Troiani ... Car Driver #5
Massimiliano Ubaldi Massimiliano Ubaldi ... Car Driver #6
Francesco Zippel ... Paparazzo
Riccardo Rango Riccardo Rango ... Little Boy #1
Niccolo Riso Niccolo Riso ... Little Boy #2
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Italy, September 1955. A Formula One driver crashes his car during a race, leaving him stuck in a small village but good surprises will come his way.

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Italian | English

Release Date:

12 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castello Cavalcanti See more »

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Trivia

"Molte Miglia", the name of the race as seen at the beginning, is a clear reference to the "Mille Miglia", a classic endurance race which took place in Italy from 1927 to 1957, crossing half of the country from Brescia to Rome and back. See more »

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All'ippodromo
Written and Performed by Wolmer Beltrami
Courtesy of Mercurio SRL
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Perfect encapsulation of Wes Anderson's style
16 December 2013 | by mjkhSee all my reviews

Though only eight minutes long, Castello Cavalcanti is essential viewing for fans of Wes Anderson's work. With beautiful set pieces including a famous prop from Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" (both were filmed at the same studio in Rome) and a number of distinctive background characters, Anderson immediately establishes a truly memorable period atmosphere that evokes positive memories from both his own work and classic Italian films. Furthermore, Jed Cavalcanti, a Formula 1 driver played by Jason Schwarzman, is a funny, unique protagonist who fits comfortably alongside Max Fischer and Steve Zissou. Brisk and enjoyable, the film is a wonderful surprise that bears no resemblance to an advertisement and does not overstay its welcome. Anderson has stated that, with the further participation of Prada, he hopes to follow Cavalanti in more adventures filmed at other great studios around the world. Let's hope he follows through on that promising idea and that Cavalcanti becomes the star of many more Anderson shorts.


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