the 2016 Italian film directed by Paolo Genovese presents us with a latter-day and somewhat ingenious variation on the theme: seven friends gather for dinner, but the agent of their distress is the mobile phone.
For the course of the evening, they agree to read aloud or “broadcast” every text message, phone call, and email that they receive in an attempt to prove they have nothing to hide.
"We don't have any secrets," says Eva (Kasia Smutniak), whose idea it is. She and her husband Rocco (Marco Giallini), a plastic surgeon, are the hosts. Their apartment is huge, with a big balcony from which to watch the eclipse that gives the party a little lunacy.
Eva is a psychologist with a diabolical streak – no one sensible would suggest such a game.
Cosimo (Edoardo Leo) drives a taxi and dreams of get-rich-quick schemes. His new wife, Bianca (Alba Rohrwacher), a vet, adores him and sees no blemishes.
They have gathered to meet the new girlfriend of the bumbling bachelor Peppe (Giuseppe Battiston), who arrives without the girl. A fever, he explains, but we can see he's lying.
That leaves one seat free at the big square table on which they eat a series of fabulous dishes (if nothing else, the movie will make you hungry).
This film is in Italian with English subtitles.
Tickets are $10 each and include a beverage of your choice (eg. glass of wine, beer, soft drink, coffee).
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