Cast and characters
Alessandro Preziosi as Umberto Fioravanti
Sarah FelberbaumBetty Bottone
Christiane Filangieri as Ludovica Martinelli
Elisa Di Eusanio as Susi
Vincenzo Crea: Vincenzo
Leonardo Pazzagli: Romeo Fioravanti
Lorenza Veronica: shop assistant
Dodi Conti: owner of the tavern
Betty (Sarah Felberbaum) is a beautiful, quirky, single high school teacher by choice. Umberto (Alessandro Preziosi) is a well-known, charming, arrogant college professor struggling with a boring and passionless marriage. The two first meet when Umberto and his wife Ludovica (Christiane Filangieri) decide to enroll their rebellious son in the high school where Betty teaches. Despite a stormy first meeting, an overflowing passion bursts between them… Their story merges with that of Vince (Vincenzo Crea), madly in love with Cate (Sabrina Martina), the beautiful classmate, who in turn ends up losing the head for Romeo (Leonardo Pazzagli), Vince’s best friend and Umberto’s son. The school life of a quiet high school suddenly turns into a love triangulation in which everyone will eventually discover that in love and friendship there is both joy and pain and to live them fully one must be ready to do choices, no matter what. .
- nobody like us is directed by Volfango De Biasi (The Agency of Liars) from a screenplay written with Luca Bianchini (I only love you), Marco Ponti (I only love you) and Tiziana Martini (A Monstrous Family) , from the novel of the same name by Bianchini.
- The team that supported director Volfango De Biasi behind the scenes included director of photography Roberto Forza (A Monstrous Family, Christmas Dinner), editor Stefano Chierchiè (Marilyn and I, L’agenzia dei liariardi), set designer Giorgio Barullo (in A Beautiful Place, Spaccapietre) and costume designer Grazia Materia (Perfect Unknowns, The Liars Agency).
- The film was shot in Turin for five weeks (November-December 2017)
Who is Volfango De Biasi?
After studying acting between Paris and Los Angeles, Volfango De Biasi began his career in the world of cinema by directing in 1996 a segment of the episodic film “Esercizi di stile”, entitled “Without Release”. After having directed a few short films, clips and documentaries including “Matti per il calcio” in 2006, he directed in 2007 the film with Nicolas Vaporidis and Cristiana Capotondi, “Come tu mi piace”. In 2008, he wrote and directed the documentary “Solo amore”. In 2009, he again directed Nicolas Vaporidis with Laura Chiatti in the film “Iago”. In 2010, he is the screenwriter of the award-winning film “Twenty cigarettes”. In 2012 he was the screenwriter of the box office “Colpi di fulmine” by Neri Parenti, winner of the Golden Ticket. In 2013 he was the screenwriter of the box office “Colpi di fortuna” also by Neri Parenti, again winner of the Golden Ticket. In 2014, he wrote and directed the Christmas film “An amazing Christmas” with Lillo & Greg and Ambra Angiolini. In 2015, he wrote and directed “Natale col boss” with Lillo & Greg, Paolo Ruffini, Francesco Mandelli and Peppino di Capri. In 2016 he wrote and directed “Christmas in London – God Save the Queen” with Lillo & Greg, Nino Frassica and Paolo Ruffini. Also in 2016 he presented at the Rome Film Festival “Crazy for Football” and with the same he won the David di Donatello and the special mention at the Nastri d’Argento for the best documentary 2017. Later in 2018, he participated in the organization of the second world championship for people with mental health problems Dream World Cup 2018. In 2018 he shot “Bugiardi”, with Giampaolo Morelli and Massimo Ghini. The film, distributed by Medusa, is a comedy and its theatrical release is scheduled for January 2019. He taught screenwriting at La Sapienza University in Rome and at the European Institute of Design.
The original novel
Luca Bianchini was born in Turin in 1970 and attended Majorana high school in Moncalieri. With Mondadori he publishes “Instant love” (2003), “I follow you every evening” (2004), the biography of Eros Ramazzotti, “Eros – Lo giuro” (2005), “If tomorrow will be nice” (2007 ), “We’re Just Friends” (2011) and “Tell Me You Believe in Destiny” (2015). In 2013, the Puglia stories of “I Who Love Only You” and “Christmas Dinner” from “I Who Love Only You” conquered the charts and the hearts of readers. Two successful films were made from these novels in 2015 and 2016. In 2017 he published the novel “Nobody Like Us” whose film directed by Volfango De Biasi is loosely based.
The official synopsis of the novel: Turin, 1987. Vincenzo, for his friends Vince, a budding sandwich maker and seventeen-year-old aspirant, is in love with Caterina, known as Cate, his ninth-grade classmate, who falls in love with everyone except him. Without realizing it, she makes him suffer by constantly asking him for love advice under the puzzled eyes of Spain, the school’s brunette girl, black hair and sharp tongue. In class, Vince, Cate and Spain call each other “Three Hearts for Rent”, named after the inseparable trio of their favorite sit-com. The balance of this happy trio is upset, in the middle of the school year, by the arrival of Roméo Fioravanti, handsome, spoiled and a little arrogant, who has already missed a year and risks losing another. Romeo is about to turn eighteen, he embodies the cliché of the eighties and thinks he knows everything just because he comes from a good family. But Vince and Cate, without knowing it, will question his certainties. To watch over them, there will always be Betty Bottone, the passionate Italian teacher, who scolds them in French and does modern dance exercises while explaining Dante. She too will fall into the trap of adolescence and begin a journey that no one can ever prepare you enough for: that of unexpected love, which makes your heart beat when it “shouldn’t”. In a public high school where the rich of the hills and the less privileged of the Turin suburbs rub shoulders, Vince, Cate, Romeo and Spain will set off to discover themselves without having a computer or a smartphone to show them the way, asking , jostling, writing notes and begging a landline phone to ring when I’m home. And above all, understand how important it is not to be afraid of your weaknesses.
Luca Bianchini’s “Nobody Like Us” is available on Amazon.
- The original music of the film is by the composer Michele Braga (Dogman, The teachers arrive, Benedetta follia, Freaks Out, Bad Poet, The incredible story of the island of roses, Generation 56k). Braga and director Volfango De Biasi have been regular collaborators since how you want meDe Biasi’s debut in 2007. De Biasi’s Braga did not put any music Christmas with the boss And Christmas in London – God Save the Queen.
LIST OF TRACKS:
1. Umberto 1:03
2. Cat 2:02
3. Betty 1:20
4. Ciniscmo pedantic 0:41
5. Change my life 1:14
6. In the chamber of love 1:18
7. Unexpected Encounters 2:01
8. Romeo vs. Vince 2:11
9. Go to Milan 2:14
10. I’m like you 1:19
11. I will invite you 1:45
12. Nobody like us 3:21
13. Baby don’t stop 2:05
14. Fast food 2:04
15. Just an illusion 3:28
16. My name is Romeo 1:06
17. Please don’t leave 3:27
18. She drives me crazy 3:36
The soundtrack to “Nobody Like Us” is available on Amazon.