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In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area and establish the first Pizza restaurant in town.... See full summary »

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Fatih Akin

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Ruth Toma
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Tasche Christian Tasche ... Jos Vater
Barnaby Metschurat ... Gigi
Tiziana Lodato Tiziana Lodato ... Ada
Antonella Attili ... Rosa
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Giancarlo
Annika Schmitz Annika Schmitz ... Jo Kind
Patrycia Ziolkowska Patrycia Ziolkowska ... Jo
Nicola Cutrignelli Nicola Cutrignelli ... Gigi Kind
Michele Ranieri Michele Ranieri ... Giancarlo Kind
Cesare Mele Cesare Mele ... Umberto Kind
Franco Javarone Franco Javarone ... Alfredo
Pino Cacace Pino Cacace ... Carabiniere
Giuseppe Fernando Caputo Giuseppe Fernando Caputo ... Rosas Vater
Rosa Di Brigida Rosa Di Brigida ... Paola
Giuseppe De Rosa Giuseppe De Rosa ... Antonio
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In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area and establish the first Pizza restaurant in town. Their business emerges well and both children get used to Germany. 10 years later the brothers fall in love with the same woman; they break tie with each other in anger and Gigi returns to Solino with his mother. A decade later both meet again and have a retrospect on their lives. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Drama | Comedy

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Italian

Release Date:

7 November 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Солино See more »

Filming Locations:

Apulia, Italy See more »

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Budget:

DEM10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,034,779
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the screenplay was set in Oberhausen. It was changed to Duisburg because the film team found several locations in Duisburg that had hardly changed since the 1960s. It seems that Duisburg city authorities were not happy to hear that. See more »

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References The Damned (1969) See more »

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A film which shows cultural differences and problems
17 September 2005 | by simonbreuerSee all my reviews

This film plays in the 60s and is about an Italian family: Romano, his wife Rosa and their two children Gigi and Giancarlo emigrate from Solino in Italy to Duisburg in the Ruhr area. I like this film, because I think it is quite realistic: it shows problems which many foreign families have when they come to another country: they have to get used to a new culture, a new environment and this can be difficult: especially if you don't know the language.... It is difficult for the family but they find a way: they open a restaurant which offers typical Italian food, and it is named "Solino", like their hometown. The film also shows different conflicts - Gigi and Giancarlo fall in love with the same girl, and although Rosa has to work very hard, Romano refuses to pay money to engage more workers, etc. etc. But stop, I don't want to tell you how it goes on. You should watch the film yourself, it's a nice one - I have also made a Referat about it and examined scenes which show different cultural attitudes. And there are a few...


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