Cenerentola struggles to escape the shadow and evil schemes of her stepmother and six stepsisters who all live aboard the Megaride, a ship stuck in the port of a decaying future Naples.
Massimiliano Gallo (Salvatore Lo Giusto (voice)), Maria Pia Calzone (Angelica Carannante (voice)), Alessandro Gassmann (Primo Gemito (voice) (as Alessandro Gassman)), Daniele Bigliardo (Poliziotto (voice)), Marino Guarnieri (Poliziotto (voice)), Renato Carpentieri (Commissario (voice)), Antonio Brachi (Dott. Cozza (voice)), Luciano Stella (voice), Mariacarla Norall (Mia Basile (voice)), Chiara Baffi (Barbara (voice)), Francesca Romana Bergamo (Carmen / Luisa (voice)), Anna Trieste (Sofia (voice)), Federica Altamura (Anna (voice)), Ciro Capriello (Luigi (voice)), Marco Mario de Notaris (Cinegiornale (voice)), Dario Sansone (voice), Huang Xu (Cinese (voice)), Gino Fastidio (James (voice)), Enzo Gragnianiello (Sciamano (voice)), Alessio Sollo (Scippo (voice)), Daniele Sepe (Scagnozzo Lo Giusto (voice)), Alessandro Rak (Scagnozzo Lo Giusto (voice)), Francesco Paura Curci (Scagnozzo Lo Giusto (voice)), Marzouk Mejri (Gangster Arabo (voice)), Charles Ferris (Gangster Texano (voice)), Kazutaka Ono (Gangster Cinese (voice)), Martin Devrient (Gangster Tedesco (voice)), Oleg Bulat (Dimitri (voice)), Viola Guarnieri (Mia Basile (bambina) (voice)), Mariano Rigillo (Vittorio Basile (voice))
Italian animation is in a sorry state, that is to say, despite "La Linea", "Allegro ma non troppo", the delightfully bizarre international production "Esplorando il corpo umano" there is nothing worth a damn watching. Alessandro Rak has some stuff but compared to L'Arte Della Felicità this really is awful. The animation is wonderfully done and the environments are beautiful but the film is ruined by an inane story, completely uninspired sci-fi elements, and way too many threads for its threadbare, painfully basic script to handle. SPOILERS but there is no semblance of a plot so don't worry, the film ends on the characters running away from an inexplicable explosion after the main antagonists have battled via song (which the only redeeming factor, the soundtrack is great) My grandfather was piedmonteis, hated Sci-fi and Animation and this is why, because in Italian films sci-fi is treated as set-dressing and not as its own genre with limitless possibilities. Not worth your time. Italy is not a country for making feature animation apparently, look elsewhere. A breezy hour and a half that will make you want your money back even if you haven't paid any.
The folk story "Cinderella the cat" was one of a number of folk tales collected and published by G.B Basile (1566-1632). The collection was entitled "Lo cunto de li cunti", in English "The tale of tales". The 2015 film "The tale of tales" directed by Matteo Garrone is based on Basile's collection, too.
7 wins & 10 nominations
CinEuphoria Awards • David di Donatello Awards • Golden Ciak Awards • Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists • Monstra international Filmfestival • Premio Berenice • Venice Film Festival
Gatta Cenerentola ((original title); Italy (literal title)) • Cinderella the Cat (Germany; World-wide (English title)) • Gata Cinderela (Portugal)
Germany:12 / Italy:T / Singapore:NC16
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