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Director  Gianni Amelio
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Country  Italy/West Germany
7/10 IMDb

Music director  Riz Ortolani
Language  Italian
I ragazzi di via Panisperna movie poster
Writer  Gianni Amelio, Vincenzo Cerami, Alessandro Sermoneta
Release date  1989
Screenplay  Gianni Amelio, Vincenzo Cerami, Alessandro Sermoneta
Cast  Andrea Prodan (Ettore Maiorana), Ennio Fantastichini (Enrico Fermi), Mario Adorf (Corbino), Laura Morante (Laura Fermi), Virna Lisi (Signora Maiorana), Alberto Gimignani (Emilio Segré)
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I ragazzi di via Panisperna (English: Via Panisperna Boys) is an Italian movie by director Gianni Amelio, telling the enthusiasms, fears, joys and disappointments of the (private and professional) life of a well-known group of young men fond of physics and mathematics, who just made history as the Via Panisperna boys.

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The movie derives from a 3-hour long TV movie, which was produced and broadcast in two parts by RAI in 1990.

Plot

The story is inspired by a real life fact and set in the 1930s when, at the Institute of Physics of Via Panisperna, in Rome, physicist Enrico Fermi managed to involve a group of brilliant young students—Emilio, Bruno, Edoardo and Ettore (all of whom became famous scientists)—forming a working group committed to scientific research who would achieve great discoveries in the field of nuclear physics.

These young men's lives—full of anxieties as well as enthusiasms—are related with pathos and sensitiveness, mainly looking at their private side, with their youthful energies, but also their fears and weakness.

The story has among the main themes the relationship between Enrico and Ettore, the former becoming both a sort of father and of elder brother to Ettore, with the typical disputes (misunderstandings hiding affection) happening in a family. Unfortunately, the fascist political regime, the racial laws, Ettore's disappearance into nowhere (suspicious death or suicide, it will never be known)—he who already realized how their exciting discoveries could become powerful destruction weapons in wrong hands (attentively see the scene set in Sicilian fields)—all proves to be more decisive than the love for physics which had drawn them together so much and, finally, the boys turn different ways.

Cast

  • Andrea Prodan as Ettore Majorana
  • Ennio Fantastichini as Enrico Fermi
  • Michele Melega as Franco, assistant of Fermi
  • Giovanni Romani as Edoardo Amaldi
  • Alberto Gimignani as Emilio Segrè
  • Giorgio Dal Piaz as Bruno Pontecorvo
  • Laura Morante as Laura, wife of Fermi
  • Cristina Marsillach as cousin of Majorana
  • Mario Adorf as Corvino
  • Virna Lisi as mother of Majorana
  • Sabina Guzzanti as Ginestra, lover of Amaldi
  • Georges Géret as Francese
  • References

    I ragazzi di via Panisperna Wikipedia
    I ragazzi di via Panisperna IMDb I ragazzi di via Panisperna themoviedb.org


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