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Release Date: March 08, 1996Running Time: 117 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $116,797.00
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Period

Cast:
Sergio Castellitto
Tiziana Lodato
Franco Scaldati
Leopoldo Trieste

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Summary:
The time is 1953 as Joe Morelli speeds into town in his beat up truck under the ancient Sicilian sun. He carries with him little more than an old Ascania camera and a box of film stock. Setting up a tent in the town square, he yells out a rallying call to the townspeople, entreating them to spend 1,500 lire apiece for screen tests and promising to show the results to top producers in Rome. The locals are instantly lured to the camera and line up to bare their souls with hopes of stardom hinging on Joe's word. In front of Joe's camera, shepherds, policemen, mothers, children, outcasts, bandits and war heros all try their hand at acting, but end up confessing themselves. In doing so, their hon... Full Summary >>