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Old June 15th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #4461
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If you want to see how Brennerpass was in early '80s you can take a look at this clip from Italian comedy movie "Bianco rosso e Verdone". The clip is in Italian, but I think it can be enjoyed also by non-speakers because 1-the main character doesn't speak at all, 2- the wife at the beginning speaks only German. It's the story of an Italian immigrant in Munich that goes back to Italy to vote. Any resemblance to real events and/or to real persons, living or dead, is purely NOT coincidental



However, if you don't want to have a good laugh and just want to see the road, Brennerpass starts at 5:20
I'm looking for an italian comedy of an man going by train to Bavaria, he's sitting in a restaurant in Germany watching the world cup, Italy-Germany playing.

Italy scores a goal and the italian man stands up and applauding while the germans give him a stern look. Very funny comedy I have forgotten the name of the movie I think it was from the 70ies, probably Marcello Mastroianni playing the lead role.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 11:47 AM   #4462
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It's "Pane e cioccolata", but it was Switzerland not Bavaria and the leading role was played by a wonderful Nino Manfredi

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Old June 15th, 2011, 11:56 AM   #4463
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If you want to see how Brennerpass was in early '80s you can take a look at this clip from Italian comedy movie "Bianco rosso e Verdone".
Hilarious! And the final scene - Poland and Italy have so much in common
Is the whole movie as good as this clip? I may consider watching it in spare time.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:00 PM   #4464
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Imo if our countries weren't communist back in these days they would rebuilt it in a shorter time.
I visited Dresden of the DDR in 1987 and was surprised that so many buildings demolished by the war still were in ruins about 40 years after the war ended.

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Hilarious! And the final scene - Poland and Italy have so much in common
Is the whole movie as good as this clip? I may consider watching it in spare time.
People from communist countries were not allowed to see Hollywood movies in those times. Allthough they could go and see french and italian movies Therefor french and italian movies like Pierre Richards Grand Blond, Luis de Funes and Adriano Celentano movies made huge success in those countries.

About the Pane e chocolata movie: It depicts the distinct difference between latin and germanic character/behaviour. Allthough the italian man is only a short distance from home, mentally he is very far away.

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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:05 PM   #4465
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However, two other tunnel borders in Europe are the Loibltunnel between Austria and Slovenia and the Buco di Viso between Italy and France, built in 1480 !!
There is a tunnel also between Greece and Bulgaria, at the Exochi-Ilinden border crossing. However the tunnel is I think cut and cover so don't know if it can be counted.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:08 PM   #4466
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There is an intercontinental tunnel in Egypt (under the Suez canal). While not a border crossing per se, it is interesting.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:14 PM   #4467
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Hilarious! And the final scene - Poland and Italy have so much in common
Is the whole movie as good as this clip? I may consider watching it in spare time.
Yes the movie is awesome, but it is not all about the story of this character. There are two other episodes, all of them about roadtrips to go to vote: one is about a logorroic family man and his wife who cannot stand him anymore; the other is about a rather childish man and his witty grandmother. All of them are played by Carlo Verdone, but the other episodes are much more talked, and I don't know if subtitles are available somewhere.

But if you have the chance watch it, it is one of my favourite Italian comedy movies...

EDIT: There are english subs indeed!!
http://www.opensubtitles.net/en/movi....daluh/3658891

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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #4468
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EDIT: There are english subs indeed!!
http://www.opensubtitles.net/en/movi....daluh/3658891
Oh, I didn't doubt it for a moment. There are english subs to EVERYTHING. I bet that you could even find subs for some obscure, vintage German porn if you'd really want to
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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:47 PM   #4469
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There are indeed some movies for which I didn't find subtitles. For instance, the whole Andy Sidaris' "Bombs babe & bullets" series.

But I did find subs for an hilarious Polish movie "Seksmisja"
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Old June 15th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #4470
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There is another itlaian film showing the Brenner italian border. It is about a man who goes to the Netherlands to transport drugs to Italy. In the film it is explained that there are no more borders´ controls among some countries while Italy still has. Sorry I dont remember the name of this film.
Then there is antoher italian film with Alberto Sordi that lives in Sweden and goes on holidays to Italy with his family but he is arrested at the border.Still I dont remember the name. Worth to see.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #4471
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,alberto Sordi that lives in Sweden
Sweden the land of fondue, yodeling and cuckoo clocks?

I think you mixed up Sweden with Switzerland
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #4472
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There is another itlaian film showing the Brenner italian border. It is about a man who goes to the Netherlands to transport drugs to Italy. In the film it is explained that there are no more borders´ controls among some countries while Italy still has. Sorry I dont remember the name of this film.
Then there is antoher italian film with alberto Sordi that lives in Sweden and goes on holidays to Italy with his family but he is arrested at the border.Still I dont remember the name. Worth to see.
The latter is for sure "Detenuto in attesa di giudizio". I'm not sure about the first one...

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Sweden the land of fondue, yodeling and cuckoo clocks?

I think you mixed up Sweden with Switzerland
No no, eucitizen is right, in "Detenuto in attesa di giudizio" Sordi plays an Italian man who lives in Sweden.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:28 PM   #4473
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no no I didn´t mix up the countries. I just said that he lives in Sweden and for holidays he comes back to Italy. Where do you read I write about a border between Sweden and Italy? Can´t an italian live in Sweden? Can´t he go by car to Italy from Sweden?
You should be more careful in accusing someone if you don´t know anything about the film.
Anyway here are some info about the film: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Prison_Awaiting_Trial
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Old June 15th, 2011, 02:50 PM   #4474
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There is another itlaian film showing the Brenner italian border. It is about a man who goes to the Netherlands to transport drugs to Italy. In the film it is explained that there are no more borders´ controls among some countries while Italy still has. Sorry I dont remember the name of this
I remember similar movie with that "Schengen scene" but it was about F-E border (or E-P maybe, I don't remember)
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Old June 15th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #4475
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Is it this one?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046872/
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nope, this one which i think of is much newr, probably from 1990es
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Old June 15th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #4477
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There's also one at the French - Monaco border (And an underground car-park?)
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Old June 15th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #4478
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What about a border through a dam or a squared one? The latter location even has a tunnel built through an old border, modified probably before the construction of the tunnel.

This one may also be a border tunnel, or very enar the border.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 07:54 PM   #4479
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Dam between Norway and Russia

http://www.panoramio.com/map/#lt%3D6...%3D1%26tab%3D1
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Old June 15th, 2011, 07:57 PM   #4480
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There is the Tunel Cristo Redentor, between Argentina and Chile. It´s at an elevation of 3.175m at the Andes and is 3.080m long.

I coudn´t resist and broke the law for the pic:

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