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Quo Vadis, Baby?

  • 2004
  • Gabriele Salvatores
  • 102 mins
  • 15
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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

More visually intriguing than dramatically satisfying, this is a disappointing exercise in genre revisionism, with a core mystery that is far from compelling. Working from a novel by Grazia Verasani, director Gabriele Salvatores struggles to generate any suspense as 40-something gumshoe Angela Baraldi receives a package of video diaries and comes to question whether her sister killed herself some 16 years before. Bologna is the capital of Italian film noir and, as always, Salvatores makes solid use of his setting. But he seems more intent on slipping in allusions to his favourite films than concentrating on the storyline. Similarly, while rock singer Baraldi turns in a decent hard-boiled performance, police commissioner Andrea Renzi and suave academic Gigio Alberti make little impact in poorly delineated supporting roles.

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Credits

Cast

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Giorgia CantiniAngela Baraldi
Andrea BertiGigio Alberti
Ada CantiniClaudia Zanella
LucioElio Germano
Inspector BruniAndrea Renzi
Captain ContiniLuigi Maria Burruano
GiulioRino Diana
Girl 1Ylenia Malti
LatticeBebo Storti

Crew

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DirectorGabriele Salvatores

Details

Theatrical distributor
Yume Pictures
Released on
2006-05-12
Languages
Italian
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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