Garibaldi's Lovers

Garibaldi's Lovers

DVD - 2013
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Widowed plumber Leo is struggling to deal with the growing pains of his two adolescent children, when his life intersects with penniless artist Diana and her eccentric landlord Amanzio. Through a hilarous series of coincidences, they give each other new hope for their futures, and for the city itself, so emblematic of today's times. Watch a fizzy ride through a magical vision of metropolitan Italy, while at the same time casting a critical eye on modern life in the city.
Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement, ©2013
Branch Call Number: ITALIAN ENGLISH GAR
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 108 minutes)

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kpelish
Mar 16, 2018

“The General and The Stork” is the actual translation of the title, which fits this amusing comedy better. A widowed father—who has a 4 a.m. nightly meeting with his coffee-loving dead wife to discuss the challenges of raising two teenagers—also faces an unhappily married business partner, his daughter’s unwitting sex video, a son seriously bored by school but enamored of environmental activism, a duplicitous lawyer, and finally, the possibility of a second chance at love with a financially strapped artist who hilariously personifies career persistence. There’s a charming loopiness that threads through this film, with a more serious note added by Garibaldi’s statue, overlooking this neighborhood as he muses philosophically about how Italy has lost its sense of community and vision.
Giuseppe Battison is a scene-stealer, playing the artist’s landlord, a rumpled, quote-spouting slacker/agitator who “meets cute” during a shop lifting spree (“Eh, these products were expired, you were going to throw them away anyway!”) with the teenage son, Elia, an activist who is trying to save a tamed stork.

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ilovewhippets
Feb 11, 2018

It is OK! While acting and story are good and there are a few comedic moments.., it's not really a Comedy! Amusing, would be more accurate! At the beginning, and periodically, we hear the Statues talking! It was strange and I did not care for this phenomenon! This idea could have been presented differently in a more palatable way!
The Italian Song in the credits is soulful and beautiful!
You may want to give this quirky film a try!

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ncs1961
May 14, 2014

funny, silly and well worth a watch. I love the smell of coffee too.

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kpelish
Mar 16, 2018

kpelish thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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kpelish
Mar 16, 2018

Sexual Content: Landlord pays for a prostitute; there's a mostly offscreen viewing of a sex tape made without permission; the dead wife wears a bikini top regardless of the weather.

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