The Friends at the Margherita Cafe (Gli amici del bar Margherita) 13 years old

The Friends at the Margherita Cafe

Bologna, 1954. Taddeo, a young man of 18 whom everyone calls Kid, dreams of becoming one of the regulars of the mythical Margherita Café, located under the portico across from his family's home. Through a ploy, he manages to get work as the chauffeur for Al, the neighborhood's most glamorous and mysterious resident. Having been taken under Al's wing, Taddeo gets to witness the adventures of Bep, who is in love with Marcella the entraineuse; the trials and tribulations of Gian, an aspiring singer and the victim of a horrible practical joke; the crazy behavior of Manuelo, a small-time robber with a sex phobia; the meanness of Zanchi, inventor of the elastic necktie; and the bizarre manias of Sarti, a ballroom dancing champion who wears his tux day and night. And Taddeo's home life is no less out of the ordinary, considering his mother is being led on by the family physician while his grandfather has fallen head over heels for a well-built piano teacher.

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The Friends at the Margherita Cafe Cast

Name Character
Fabio De Luigi He was 41, now 55 years old as Gian
Luigi Lo Cascio He was 41, now 55 years old as Manuelo
Luisa Ranieri She was 35, now 49 years old as Ninni
Diego Abatantuono He was 53, now 67 years old as Al
Claudio Botosso He was 51, now 64 years old as Zanchi
Neri Marcorè He was 42, now 56 years old as Bep
Gisella Marengo She was 33, now 47 years old as Natalia
Laura Chiatti She was 26, now 40 years old as Marcella
Gianni Cavina He was 68, now 82 years old as Carlo
Gianni Ippoliti He was 59, now 72 years old as Sarti
Pierpaolo Zizzi He was 27, now 41 years old as Taddeo
Kristina Cepraga She was 29, now 42 years old as La donna con gli occhiali
Katia Ricciarelli She was 63, now 77 years old as Mamma di Taddeo
Alfiero Toppetti He was 67, now 81 years old as Walter
Niki Giustini He was 44, 52 years old when he died as Pus
Bob Messini He was 46, now 60 years old as Mentos

The Friends at the Margherita Cafe Crew

Name Department
The Friends at the Margherita Cafe poster
The Friends at the Margherita Cafe (13 years)

  • Release day: Friday, April 03, 2009
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Revenue: 3006000.00