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Mario, Maria and Mario

Mario, Maria and Mario

A Feature film by Ettore Scola

Production year : 1993


    Fall,1989: Europe is shaken by a wave of change. The Berlin wall crumbles, communist regimes in Eastern Europe tumble shortly thereafter. In Italy, Achille Occhetto, general secretary of the Italian Communist Party, announces that a "watershed" has been reached, and that the Party must change its name and its symbol in order to become a broader, mainstream organization.
    Mario and Maria Boschi are a married couple in their early thirties, with young children. The changes hit them like a bolt of lightning. Mario agrees with the new approach, Maria is dead set against it.
    Political differences swiftly become marital differences. Mario and Maria no longer agree on anything. Once the spell is broken, their marriage is rapidly on the rocks. In order to argue as little as possible in front of the children, Mario and Maria simply stop talking to each other. Then, just at this psychologically tricky moment, Maria meets another Mario...

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Les Films Alain Sarde

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    Sacis, Studio EL, Massfilm, Matopigia

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    Full credits (9)

    Screenwriters :

    Ettore Scola, Silvia Scola

    Co-producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Sound recordists :

    Remo Ugolinelli, Corrado Volpicelli

    Production Designers :

    Luciano Ricceri, Ezio Monte (di)

    Costume designer :

    Elisabetta Montaldo

    Foreign producers :

    Franco Committeri, Luciano Ricceri

    Director of Photography :

    Luciano Tovoli

    Editor :

    Raimondo Crociani

    Music Composer :

    Armando Trovajoli

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

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    Minority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

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