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Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Il prato

Director Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani Composer Ennio Morricone Cast Michele Placido, Saverio Marconi, Isabella Rossellini
Edition 1981
115' - 1979 - Drama - Dialogue: Italian
San Gimignano, Tuscany, at the end of the 1970s. The end of the ideals of the 1970s seen in a small microcosm, with the wider audience of young people in crisis in mind. Giovanni, a magistrate in crisis, falls in love with Eugenia, a theatrical animator for children; one day the two meet Enzo, an agrarian expert with plans for a farming commune, who also falls in love with the girl. The three try to have a difficult love affair as a threesome, but everything fails and, so, Eugenia and Enzo, tired of the difficulties they encountered in entering the working world, decide to leave for Africa. Giovanni accompanies them to the plane and, as he sees them off, he is bitten by Eugenia's rabid dog: feeling lonely by now, he lets himself die little by little.

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Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani


Ennio Morricone


Michele Placido, Saverio Marconi, Isabella Rossellini


Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Gianni Sbarra

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Franco Di Giacomo


Roberto Perpignani


Giuliani G. De Negri

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Paolo Taviani
Un Uomo Da Bruciare (1962), Outlaws of Love (1963), I sovversivi (1967), Sotto il segno dello scorpione (1969), San Michele aveva un gallo (1972), Allonsanfan (1974), Padre Padrone (1977), Il prato (1979), The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982), Kaos (1984), Good Morning Babylon (1987), Night Sun (1990), Fiorile (1993), Elective Affinities (1996), You Laugh (1998), The Lark Farm (2007), Caesar Must Die (2012), Wondrous Boccaccio (2015), Rainbow: A Private Affair (2017), Leonora addio (2022)