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Quo vado? (2016)

Checco is born on the privileged side of life in an Italian small town, with a guaranteed job as a public servant. When a new reformist government vows to cut down on bureaucracy, Checco is forced to accept worsening conditions.

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Gennaro Nunziante
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Checco Zalone Checco Zalone ... Checco
Eleonora Giovanardi Eleonora Giovanardi ... Valeria
Sonia Bergamasco ... Dottoressa Sironi
Maurizio Micheli Maurizio Micheli ... Peppino
Ludovica Modugno Ludovica Modugno ... Caterina
Antonino Bruschetta ... Ministro Magno
Pippo Crotti Pippo Crotti
Paolo Pierobon Paolo Pierobon ... Ricercatore scientifico
Giuseppe Ansaldi Giuseppe Ansaldi ... Tassista Aspromonte
Henrik Braekhus Henrik Braekhus ... Partner Hans
Giustina Buonomo Giustina Buonomo ... Moglie Binetto
Fabio Casale Fabio Casale ... Pietro
Nicola Ciccariello Nicola Ciccariello ... Fanelli
Emmanuel Dabone Emmanuel Dabone ... Kato
Giovanni D'Addario Giovanni D'Addario ... Tommaso (as Gianni D'Addario)
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Checco is born on the privileged side of life in an Italian small town, with a guaranteed job as a public servant. When a new reformist government vows to cut down on bureaucracy, Checco is forced to accept worsening conditions.

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Country:

Italy

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Italian | English | Norwegian

Release Date:

1 January 2016 (Italy) See more »

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¡No renuncio! See more »

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Budget:

EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,878,701
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Medusa Film, Taodue Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Laughed out loud
9 October 2016 | by glr-9See all my reviews

I laughed out loud, most of the film, and I'm not sure why. It felt almost like a dirty pleasure. The movie portrays and even celebrates several aspects of Latin/Mediterranean cultures (which are to a great extent inherited by most Latin American countries). I felt it represented my people and it resonated with me.

It does a great job caricaturing the profile of the natural born public worker, who aspires nothing more than a post in public office and the security that comes with it.

It uses Nordic cultures to contrast traditional Italian values, and how the world is changing, and what is politically correct, versus what older generations expected.

All in all I found it a refreshing break from Hollywood based humor and mindset, the whole you gotta be a winner thing, you gotta be a passionate worker vs the more plain joy de vivre that celebrates life, and does not need work to justify its existence.


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