Pensavo fosse amore invece era un calesse
Regista: Massimo Troisi
Attori: Massimo Troisi, Francesca Neri, Angelo Orlando, Marco Messeri, Natalia Bizzi, Alessia Salustri, Nuccia Fumo
Durata: 115 minuti
With this film Massimo Troisi has returned to directing after 4 years of absence."It 'a film about love but not love. In the movies I've done before there were stories of love as a support to other situations and for three years I had it in his head instead of doing a film on everything' Love ... What is a science fiction film, not only because the characters talk about feelings, but all the others, even the extras, even if those passing shot. " Troisi.
He manager of a restaurant, a bookstore near you, Thomas and Cecilia live together and, as you say, love. But on the eve of the wedding, for which he worked Amedeo, an intellectual friend of Thomas, the woman refuses the ceremony, accusing Thomas of laziness and treachery. That marriage did not have to do. Dismay and jealousy of the young man, in a city like Naples, where everything and everyone from parking attendants to begin a second blind old cliche seem to feel the love as life's purpose. Failure to groom macerates in suffering; rant with Amedeo (waiting to marry Flora), ignores the passion of a young girl (Clare, sister of his friend), who tries to poison and for love, when he learns that his ex-wife has a lover, Aeneas consults a witch. Enea is a solar-like and weird, because Thomas is lazy, introverted and this has mesmerized the beautiful Cecilia. At a certain moment Aeneas reveals also generous: he knew that deep down she still loves her boyfriend and these leaves, as long as knows says make her happy. It disappears leaving for Afirica. While preparing for the second time the wedding, Thomas sees with renewed fears that, to be honest, love is lacking. Do not go to the wedding ceremony, as if he were terrified: she seeks after his wife is waiting in front of the altar and finds himself in a bar. Thomas said "that a man and a woman are actually the least able to contract marriage."
The film is crossed by lengths of pairs of common life, showing all the different facets of love, Requests, fears, accusations, regrets. Moreover, the film aims to do just that: Trying to make things clear and watch the love from several points of view. Public success. The soundtrack is by Pino Daniele.
Is 'one of the most important films of a great actor and director, whose untimely death can only regret it and never took the further artistic growth, but not obscure its absolute value.