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Old World values collide with modern-day questions of sexual orientation in this ethnic comedy. Mambo Italiano tells the story of Angelo, a neurotic twentysomething preoccupied with the usual post-adolescent concerns: his job, his creative aspirations as a writer, and his longing to get out of his parents' house. He finally decides to take the plunge on his last goal, a decision that makes parents Gino ([[Performer~P66963~Paul Sorvino~paulsorvino]]) and Maria ([[Performer~P59643~Ginette Reno~ginettereno]]) none too happy; they're not about to let one of their offspring leave the house without getting married. What they don't know is that Angelo is gay, a secret he's been keeping from everyone but his understanding older sister Anna ([[Performer~P230416~Claudia Ferri~claudiaferri]]). A greater shock yet to the family is that Angelo is moving in with longtime crush Nino ([[Performer~P367966~Peter Miller~petermiller]]), a local policeman whose sexuality is at odds with his macho profession. As the two lovebirds struggle to make sense of their relationship, both of their families chime in with opinions both helpful and not-so-helpful as they struggle to come to terms with their sons' new lives. Shot and set in Montreal, Mambo Italiano premiered stateside at the 2003 New York Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:September 19, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Steve Galluccio Best Song 2003 Nominee

Cast

Luke Kirby
as Angelo Barberini
Ginette Reno
as Maria Barberini
Paul Sorvino
as Gino Barberini
Mary Walsh
as Lina Paventi
Claudia Ferri
as Anna Barberini
Tim Post
as Peter
Lou Vani
Pierrette Robitaille
as Rosetta
Sophie Lorain
as Pina Lunetti
Dino Tavarone
as Giorgio
Shaun Balbar
as Raymond
Richard Jutras
as Roberto
James Berlingieri
as Fabio
Diane Lavallee
as Melanie

Crew

Émile Gaudreault
Director
Daniel Louis
Producer
Denise Robert
Producer
Émile Gaudreault
Screenwriter
Steve Galluccio
Screenwriter
Steve Galluccio
Play Author
Serge Ladouceur
Cinematographer
Steve Galluccio
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Comeau
Editor
Patricia Christie
Production Designer
Francesca Chamberland
Costume Designer
Gavin Fernandes
Sound/Sound Designer
Claude La Haye
Sound/Sound Designer
Marie-Claude Gagne
Sound/Sound Designer
Josee Drolet
First Assistant Director
Lucie Robitaille
Casting
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