March 28th, 2010

andrew potter

Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti) (2010) directed by Ferzan Ozpetek

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Writers: Ferzan Ozpetek (writer) &
Ivan Cotroneo (writer)

Release Date: 13 February 2010 (Berlin International Film Festival, Germany)
12 March 2010 (Italy)

Genre: Drama

Plot: This fiery comedy from director Ferzan Ozpetek finds young Tommaso (Riccardo Scamarcio) about to reveal to his large, frenetic Italian family that he's gay. But he's beaten to the punch by his older brother, who is promptly disinherited by their furious father. Tommaso is then put in charge of the family's pasta factory, and while he tries hard to be a successful businessman, it's difficult for him to hide his true feelings.

"Do not ever listen to other people tell you who you ought to love or hate. Wrong on your own, always." It's the advice the elderly grandmother give to her nephew Tommaso coming back home from Rome and decided to assert his personal choices even if it means clashing with the family. Tommaso's family, the youngest son of the owners of a pasta factory in Puglia, is large and extravagant. At home they are long waiting for his return: his long ago rebel grandmother, trapped in the memory of an unrequited love, mom Stefania, loving but stifled by middle-class convention, father Vincenzo, disappointed in his expectations on his children, aunt Luciana, to say the least eccentric, his sister Elana, trying to escape a destiny of housekeeping, his brother Antonio, who he has to help in the management of the family business. Together with them Alba, whose road crosses the one of the Cantone family. There are also surprising revelations and plot twists. And so Tommaso will have to stay much longer than expected ... Director Ozpetek, who wrote the script with Ivan Cotroneo, said: "With this movie, after years, I cast a look, hopefully more mature but also more funny, to the big theme of the family. A theme that despite the social transformations remains more mysterious and exciting than ever."


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Cast (in credits order)
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Tommaso
Alessandro Preziosi ... Antonio
Carmine Recano ... Marco
Daniele Pecci ... Andrea
Gianluca De Marchi ... Davide
Mauro Bonaffini ... Massimiliano
Nicole Grimaudo ... Alba
Lunetta Savino ... Stefania
Ennio Fantastichini ... Vincenzo
Elena Sofia Ricci ... Luciana
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Tommaso & Antonio

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