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If You Care For Me
New Italian Cinema

If You Care For Me

Se mi Vuoi Bene

A man with a knack for accidentally setting off catastrophes decides to help his friends but causes more trouble in this bittersweet comedy starring the hilarious Claudio Bisio.

Diego (Bisio), a successful lawyer, is chronically depressed. One day he meets Massimiliano (Sergio Rubini), owner of an eccentric shop in Chiacchiere that sells nothing except conversation. By chatting with him, Diego understands the solution to get out of his emotional slump is to do good for his loved ones.

With his new friend Massimiliano's help, Diego identifies the problems that he believes afflict his mother, father, brother, daughter, friends, even his ex-wife and concocts an elaborate plan. Unfortunately for them, Diego's best-laid plans often end up causing them the most trouble. But all is not lost, as he is determined to get it right this time.

Based on his eponymous novel and featuring a brilliant ensemble cast, writer-director Fausto Brizzi delivers a reflective comedy about friendship and the importance of listening to each other.

A perfectly balanced bittersweet comedy.
Der Zweifel
Australian Premiere
18+ (exemption)
2019 | 100 min | Comedy | Italy | Italian with English subtitles
Fausto Brizzi
Claudio Bisio, Sergio Rubini, Dino Abbrescia, Lucia Ocone
ICFF Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2020
Fausto Brizzi

Director: Fausto Brizzi

Born in Rome in 1968, Fausto Brizzi is an Italian director, screenwriter, and film producer. After graduating from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in 1994, he began writing for the stage, television and film. His debut work as director, The Night Before Exams (2006), won him numerous awards, including the David di Donatello. A sequel was released a year later to equal success, while his third project as director, ensemble comedy Many Kisses Later (2009) won the Silver Ribbon for best comedy film.