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Zeno, le parole di mio padre

Zeno, le parole di mio padre

A Feature film by Francesca Comencini

Release in France : 24/04/2002

    Synopsis

    Zeno is alone. His father died a year ago. He starts a job with Giovanni Malfenti, a father of four daughters. Soon the Malfenti family becomes the center of his life. He falls in love with Ada, the eldest daughter, a stage actress. After sleeping with him once and once only, she abruptly breaks off their relationship. Zeno then finds himself seduced by her younger sister and constant rival, Alberta. But the game of seduction turns into a drama. Alberta tries to kill herself and Zeno distances himself from the family. A year later, Malfenti comes to see him and invites him to the birthday party for his third daughter, Augusta. During the evening, Zeno once again implores Ada to love him, only to be rejected. He then turns in vain to Alberta, but it’s Augusta who declares her love for him. “Do I love her?” Zeno wonders the day of their wedding. “Perhaps I’ll be plagued by this doubt all my life. But right now I feel that when love is accompanied by just such a doubt, then it is true love.”

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-productions :

    Les Films d'Ici, Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Rai Com

    Foreign production companies :

    Rai Cinema, Bianca Film, Mikado Film

    French distribution :

    Pierre Grise Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Photos (2)

    Full credits (8)

    Screenwriters :

    Francesca Comencini, Francesco Bruni, Richard Nataf

    Sound Recordist :

    Tullio Morganti

    Editor :

    Francesca Calvelli

    Music Composer :

    Ludovico Einaudi

    Director of Photography :

    Luca Bigazzi

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Viviana Andriani

    Production Designer :

    Paola Comencini

    Costume designer :

    Carolina Olcese

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Italy, France)

    Production year :

    2001

    French release :

    24/04/2002

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    101.160

    Visa issue date :

    06/05/2002

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR