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The Early Bird Catches the Worm (2008)

Il mattino ha l'oro in bocca (original title)
Florence, early seventies. Marco is a young man, he still live with his parent and has a girlfriend, Cristina. He doesn't know what to do in his life but he is very passionate about music ... See full summary »


Francesco Patierno


Marco Baldini (book), Marco Baldini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
9 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elio Germano ... Marco
Laura Chiatti ... Cristiana
Martina Stella ... Cristina
Carlo Monni ... Padre
Corrado Fortuna Corrado Fortuna ... Rosario Fiorello
Donato Placido Donato Placido ... Giggetto
Antonio Buonomo Antonio Buonomo ... Aniello Apicello
Dario Vergassola Dario Vergassola ... Claudio Cecchetto
Gerardo Amato Gerardo Amato ... Frankie
Raffaella Lebboroni Raffaella Lebboroni ... Marco's mother
Gianmarco Tognazzi Gianmarco Tognazzi ... Danny
Umberto Orsini ... Uncle Lino
Francesco Casisa ... Tommy
Pietro Fornaciari Pietro Fornaciari ... Pietro Ceri
Edoardo Gabbriellini ... Gianfranco Monti


Florence, early seventies. Marco is a young man, he still live with his parent and has a girlfriend, Cristina. He doesn't know what to do in his life but he is very passionate about music so he starts doing the DJ in clubs and then to host a program on the radio. Despite of the success Marco is unhappy and apathetic. The lack of emotions will come true one day when he enter in a race, from that moment Marco's life will change, he begins to lose more money and he also begins to poker. Luckily it is noted by the famous producer Cecchetto that brings him to Milan for a test for Radio Deejay. Marco, all alone in a huge city starts to bet again. Written by Chiara Foglia

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Release Date:

29 February 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Ranní ptáce dál doskáce See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy See more »


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2.35 : 1
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Youth of Marco Baldini
8 March 2008 | by nablaquadroSee all my reviews

I entered the theater knowing nothing about this movie, and even not it was the true story behind the popular Italian radio show "viva radio 2" and its two hosts Marco Baldini and Rosario Fiorello.

While the first half is a boring picture of a common Florence's boy in the middle 80s, story gets shape in the second half for such a problematic youth our Baldini had while he could have been nothing but a shiny happy radio DJ. In defiance of his fortune and successes he fell in ruin several times gambling with horse races, incurring big debts mining his serenity and his abilities.

Good the performance by Elio Germano, who eventually takes the lead of the whole film, and his father for the small but relevant role. Unfortunately poor the direction, and it's a shame because with someone else this might have been a success.

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