The Way We Laughed


2h 4m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Giovanni is an illiterate Sicilian who moves to Turin in 1958 to join his brother, who is already in school there. Giovanni is devoted to the younger Pietro, making many sacrifices so that Pietro can have the advantages of an education. However, Pietro is not doing as well in school as his brother t

Film Details

Also Known As
Cosi Ridevano, Way We Laughed
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

Giovanni is an illiterate Sicilian who moves to Turin in 1958 to join his brother, who is already in school there. Giovanni is devoted to the younger Pietro, making many sacrifices so that Pietro can have the advantages of an education. However, Pietro is not doing as well in school as his brother thinks. As the years go by, Giovanni acquires some business acumen, and sublets slums to other Southern immigrants. As Italy goes through the 'economic miracle' of the early 1960s, Giovanni's slide into corruption and exploitation mirrors that of his country.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cosi Ridevano, Way We Laughed
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films
Location
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 1998 Venice Film Festival.

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States Fall November 21, 2001

Released in United States February 8, 2002

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States on Video January 20, 2004

Released in United States September 1998

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival January 7-18, 1999.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 10-19, 1998.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 26 - September 8, 1998.

Began shooting February 1998.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 26 - September 8, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival January 7-18, 1999.)

Released in United States on Video January 20, 2004

Released in United States February 8, 2002 (Music Hall; Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 10-19, 1998.)

Released in United States Fall November 21, 2001 (NY)

Completed shooting spring 1998.