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Give Us a Smile

Give Us a Smile

A Feature film by Anna di Francisca

Release in France : 23/08/2000


    Antonio is a 70-year-old gentlemen, former magistrate, reputed to be both stern and beyond reproach. After a run in with his daughter, he finds himself in a strange place where, after an intensive “updating” course in the latest technology, he is put out for adoption!
    Following a series of disastrous experiences, Antonio is obliged to accept the Linder family’s offer of minding their twin daughters who are prone to anorexia every time their parents go away on business.
    Things conspire and Antonio must join forces with Laura, the housekeeper. He discovers that she has a legal background. Initially, he’s suspicious and spies on her, hoping to catch her in the act.
    But with time, he grows fond of her, and its because of her that he discovers a whole other world, like exploring a distant planet that he would never have otherwise thought of even looking at.
    He learns to express his emotions, he even falls in love with a certain Jezabele, a French woman in her forties, former cabaret artist, with whom he eventually gets married.
    He may be 70, but Antonio suddenly feels like an entirely new man!

    Actors (3)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    MACT Productions

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    Foreign production companies :

    Marieto Enterprise, Goodtime Enterprise

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    Full credits (7)

    Foreign producer :

    Graziella Buontempo

    Director of Photography :

    Giuseppe Schifani

    Editor :

    Simona Paggi

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, Greece, France

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    Minority French (Italy, Greece, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

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    Posters (1)