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      Gorbaciof

      2010 1h 25m Drama List
      Reviews 28% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A lonely man meets the daughter of a restaurant owner and gets romantically involved with her. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Great movie. Tour dè force performance from Servillo. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Raffinato. Alcune scene di ottimo cinema. Abbastanza sconsolato nel complesso. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member An old ugly man and his peculiar silent love affair with a Chinese restaurant employee. Organized crime, violence, tragedy. Gorbaciof is made of various and often subtle elements, quiet moments and slow storytelling, but is at the same time an action drama with gunfights and car races. This is an easy film, one that flows past you quickly and simply. The presentation is very beautiful, which helps the not-so-original plot keep you in its grip. This one is pleasant but a bit pointless, beautiful but a bit forgettable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member A fairly dour portrait of a petty crim/gambler who works within the prison system and leads a lonely life. A good performance by Servillo but not enough to raise the film to any great heights. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Mike M As Servillo-Gorbaciof flickers his eyes while counting the cash he's riffling, as he catches himself falling asleep in church, as he builds an almost entirely wordless relationship with the hostess in his gambling den of choice, it dawns on you there isn't an actor at work today more comprehensively in control of their physical resources - or, indeed, better suited to embodying the apparently fathomless corruption of an entire nation. (One of "Gorbaciof"'s running visual motifs is used Euro notes being palmed into pockets: bunga bunga, indeed.) Whether the rest of Incerti's film is quite up to its leading man's standards remains open to question. The racket this functionary gets himself into is somewhat sketchy, as though the character came first, and everything else was filled in around him. And the subplot strays into sentimental chinoiserie, more "Memoirs of a Geisha" than "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie". Despite Yang's appealing playing, the hostess remains a blank, a pretty signifier of purity to be offset against the prevailing corruption; the mid-film shopping expedition Gorbaciof takes her on aims for charming, and instead teeters on the very brink of creepy... On this evidence, we should make Incerti down as a talent of uncertain promise, but you should see "Gorbaciof" for Servillo alone, who manages to achieve - on a smaller, 81-minute scale - something of what Daniel Day-Lewis achieved with "There Will Be Blood": going broad without becoming cartoonish, straining for larger-than-life effects without appearing out-of-place in the reality the film constructs for itself. This really is where screen acting is at right now. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/10/11 Full Review Audience Member Un ritratto originalissimo, un film semplice ma con due punti di forza: *ci sono pochi dialoghi, la scena è retta dal grande Servillo che caratterizza con tic, espressioni e camminata il suo grottesco personaggio * la durata: 82 minuti sono un toccasana di questi tempi. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A lonely man meets the daughter of a restaurant owner and gets romantically involved with her.
      Director
      Stefano Incerti
      Producer
      Angelo Curti, Edwige Fenech, Luciano Martino, Sergio Pelone, Massimo Vigliar
      Screenwriter
      Diego De Silva, Stefano Incerti
      Production Co
      RAI Cinema
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Runtime
      1h 25m