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Help, trying to identify a (Canadian?) movie about a boy who believes himself to be Italian
Topic by: lafsotp
Posted: April 26, 2004 - 11:12 PM PDT
Last Reply: December 2, 2004 - 7:42 AM PST

author topic: Help, trying to identify a (Canadian?) movie about a boy who believes himself to be Italian
lafsotp
post #1  on April 26, 2004 - 11:12 PM PDT  
Hi,

I once saw a movie, quite a while ago, about a boy growing up believing himself to be Italian. It opens with a rather funny scene of what he imagines as the way a Italian farm worker's sperm got deposited into his mother via a tomato. The movie goes back to the phrase "I think, therefor I am" alot.

Could anyone point out the name of this movie? Thanks.

hamano
post #2  on April 27, 2004 - 3:16 AM PDT  
Ach, someone talked about this film on these very boards since I joined.... Eoliano might know, since the boy imagines he lives in Sicily or somewhere, doesn't he?
hamano
post #3  on April 27, 2004 - 3:31 AM PDT  
Ah, here we go, Leolo....

artifex, who is a frequent contributor to these boards and lives in Texas, has a laserdisc copy of it.
hamano
post #4  on April 27, 2004 - 3:37 AM PDT  
There's a Region 1 Canadian edition out on DVD, so if you put in a request to dvdrequest@greencine.com they might get it for rental.
Eoliano
post #5  on April 27, 2004 - 8:41 AM PDT  
> Ach, someone talked about this film on these very boards since I joined.... Eoliano might know, since the boy imagines he lives in Sicily or somewhere, doesn't he?

hamano, you're absolutely correct, lafsotp's query definitely is a Déjà vu.

And hey, I wish I was in Sicily right now - a week in Capo San Vito would be wonderful!


lafsotp
post #6  on April 27, 2004 - 11:38 AM PDT  
Thanks. yeah, Leolo it is.
lafsotp
post #7  on April 27, 2004 - 11:54 AM PDT  
Hamano,

Thanks for the suggestion. I already sent a message to GreenCine requesting this movie. It is such a nice film.

sinisterguffaw
post #8  on April 27, 2004 - 5:43 PM PDT  
On April 27, 2004 - 8:41 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
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Ach, someone talked about this film on these very boards since I joined.... Eoliano might know, since the boy imagines he lives in Sicily or somewhere, doesn't he?

hamano, you're absolutely correct, lafsotp's query definitely is a Déjà vu.

And hey, I wish I was in Sicily right now - a week in Capo San Vito would be wonderful!

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Speaking of seeing the world, I've got a little vacation time coming my way and I was thinking of seeing the world. I don't speak any foreign languages (although I promise I will someday learn one) and I've never left North America. I was for some reason thinking I'd like to go to Iceland. In September, perhaps? Any suggestions? Comments? Rude remarks?
Eoliano
post #9  on April 27, 2004 - 6:38 PM PDT  
> I was for some reason thinking I'd like to go to Iceland. In September, perhaps? Any suggestions? Comments? Rude remarks?

Bring your camera and take some photos of the volcanoes for me, and for goodness sake, don't forget to pack your mackintosh and brelly!
artifex
post #10  on May 2, 2004 - 1:00 PM PDT  
> Speaking of seeing the world, I've got a little vacation time coming my way and I was thinking of seeing the world. I don't speak any foreign languages (although I promise I will someday learn one) and I've never left North America. I was for some reason thinking I'd like to go to Iceland. In September, perhaps? Any suggestions? Comments? Rude remarks?
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There's a cutesy but still worthwhile family movie from there called Ikíngut. I'm recommending it in particular for this thread, for a glimpse at traditional domestic life in rural Iceland. Good luck finding it outside of a film festival, though.

p.s. yes, I do have Leolo on LD. Hamano, you have a good memory - I don't remember even mentioning it here, before. A lot of Blockbusters probably have the VHS version for rent, and I wouldn't buy it before watching it, first. Not sure I'm going to keep mine, either :)
hamano
post #11  on December 2, 2004 - 7:42 AM PST  
Washington Post review for Leolo.

Keep sending in those requests to GreenCine, folks! There's a Canadian DVD available!

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