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One Man Up (L'uomo in piu)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Comedy
Release Date:January 1, 2001
Running time:100 minutes
Cast:Toni Servillo, Andrea Renzi, Nello Mascia, Antonino Bruschetta, Angela Goodwin
Director:Paolo Sorrentino
Producer:Francesca Cima
Writer:Paolo Sorrentino
Distributor:Keyfilms Roma

Description: Two men learn firsthand about the cruel twists of fame and fortune in a drama from Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino. In the early '80s, Tony Pisapia (Toni Servillo) and his younger brother, Antonio (Andrea Renzi), have each risen to the peak of their chosen professions. Tony is a nightclub singer who after years of struggle has achieved nationwide fame, and Antonio is a soccer player who becomes a star after scoring the game-winning goal in the European championship match. However, a few years down the line both men are experiencing a sharp reversal of their good fortune. Tony has developed a devastating cocaine addiction, and after it's revealed he's become sexually involved with an underage girl, it doesn't seem likely that the public will ever forgive him. Meanwhile, a leg injury has put an end to Antonio's career as an athlete, and he finds himself starting from zero as he tries to launch a new career in coaching; he faces another personal crisis when his wife, frustrated by Antonio's career decline, leaves him. L'Uomo in Piu was loosely based on the true stories of two Italian celebrities, musician Franco Califano and football star Agostino Di Bartolomei.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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