Cineforum Italiano: Una vita tranquilla (A Quiet Life)

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76 people went

Price: $8.00

Letelier Theater

3251 Prospect Street, NW · Washington, DC

How to find us

The theater is located up the steps to the left of Cafe Milano.

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A brilliant addition to the new wave of sophisticated Italian crime films that focus more on character than action, A Quiet Life is further complemented by Toni Servillo who delivers a riveting performance as a man hiding a dark secret. This critically acclaimed, slow-burn dramatic thriller from Claudio Cupellini (Lessons in Chocolate) is one of this year's must-see highlights.

Rosario Russo (Toni Servillo) is living near Frankfurt where he runs a restaurant and hotel and has integrated perfectly into the local community with his family. He keeps a low profile, he has changed his name and he speaks German. Life is good, until one day the introverted Diego (Marco D'Amore) and street-smart Edoardo (Francesco Di Leva) turn up at the hotel, looking for a room. Soon their sinister assignment is revealed, dragging Rosario back into the past.

Director Claudio Cupellini has created a tense thriller, moodily shot in grey winter light, edited at a breathless pace with a slick script and sensational soundtrack. But it is the three standout performances, including the ever popular Toni Servillo, that are so compelling in this modern day Greek tragedy.

Genre: Drama

Director: Claudio Cupellini (

Released: 2010

Duration: 105 min.

In Italian with English subtitles.

Trama: Rosario Russo è un uomo che ha dovuto abbandonare la sua terra e fuggire dal suo passato. Si è rifatto una seconda vita con un'altra identità, un altro lavoro e un'altra famiglia, in un altro paese, sperando che finalmente questo possa essere il corso sereno della sua vita, finché il destino non decide per lui...

Progetto per l'evento:

4:00 pm: Sign in, enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks during the film. 4:15 pm: Program begins with introductions and film 6:15 pm: The film will be followed by small reception which provides an opportunity to socialize and discuss the film.

$8 online with your RSVP here. Advance ticket purchase is the only guarantee of a seat. If you don't have Paypal, it's still possible to pay online. Click here for instructions. ( $10 at the door (cash only, no credit/debit card processing) Trailer:


In italiano ( In English ( Getting to Letelier Theater: Street parking is free on Sundays. There's also a parking garage available directly next to the theater on Prospect Street for $4/hr. There are several public transportation options. The theater website describes the options in detail: