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In this romantic story, a couple (Michel Serrault and Virna Lisi) who have been married for over forty years are forced to separate, one to each of their two children's families, when they can no longer pay the rent on their longtime apartment. Absence, in this case, refreshes their memory of the love they have shared, and they take to meeting one another furtively in hotel rooms for sex and affection. One summer, as each of their daughters families takes them on separate vacations, they have had enough, and elope, finding contentment as lighthouse keepers off the coast of Sicily.

  1. Luigi Comencini

    Director, Writer

  2. Pasquale Festa Campanile


  3. Raffaele Festa Campanile


  4. Cristina Comencini


Top Billed Cast

  1. Michel Serrault

    Michel Serrault


  2. Virna Lisi

    Virna Lisi


  3. Mattia Sbragia

    Mattia Sbragia


  4. Consuelo Ferrara

    Consuelo Ferrara


  5. Tiziana Pini

    Tiziana Pini


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Original Title Buon Natale, buon anno

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 23, 1989


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -



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