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[[Feature~V159244~Matrimony~eineehe]] is a drama about the complexity of relationships. On Christmas Eve, perfect housewife Giulia Francesca Neri is worried about a family heirloom which has cracked and rushes to the junk shop to get it repaired -- little anticipating her perfect marriage is about to fall to pieces as well. While everyone in Bologna is making last minute preparations, Giulia runs into her childhood sweetheart, Fausto [[Performer~P197722~Paolo Sassanelli~paolosassanelli]]. The meeting rekindles old feelings and Giulia realizes that to create the perfect marriage which everyone adores, she has sacrificed her own personality. While waiting to meet her parents at the station, she climbs into a departing train and disappears. The family slowly disintegrates, as if she were the binding element. [[Performer~P85611~Cristina Comencini~cristinacomencini]], the daughter of well-known Italian director [[Performer~P85612~Luigi Comencini~luigicomencini]], has written several scripts for her father before launching her own film career in 1988. Matrimoni is also scripted by her, and based on an idea by her and [[Performer~P101890~Roberta Mazzoni~robertamazzoni]]. It is definitely a woman's film, which tries examine complex feelings of women caught between familial responsibility and individuality. Matrimoni was screened as part of the Panorama section of the 49th International Berlin Film Festival, 1999. ~ Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Rovi

Cast

Francesca Neri
as Giulia
Diego Abatantuono
as Paolo
Stefania Sandrelli
as Vera
Claude Brasseur
as Alessio
Cecilia Dazzi
as Sandra
Paolo Sassanelli
as Fausto
Lunetta Savino
as Lucia
Emilio Solfrizzi
as Sergio

Crew

Cristina Comencini
Director
Aurelio De Laurentiis
Producer
Riccardo Tozzi
Producer
Roberta Mazzoni
Screen Story
Cristina Comencini
Screen Story
Cristina Comencini
Screenwriter
Roberto Forza
Cinematographer
Paul Racer
Composer (Music Score)
Cecilia Zanuso
Editor
Paola Comencini
Production Designer
Sonia Peng
Costume Designer
Bruno Pupparo
Sound/Sound Designer
Matt Son
Sound/Sound Designer
Giulio Manfredonia
First Assistant Director
Mirta Guarnaschelli
Casting
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