Case study

L’ultimo bacio

The third film written and directed by Gabriele Muccino, The Last Kiss can be considered a cult movie for the generation of Italians who turned thirty in the 2000s. It received five David di Donatello Awards and 3 Nastro d’argentos. The film was a longseller in France, where it found an audience of 30,815 in 2011 alone.

Director:
Gabriele Muccino
Writer/s:
Gabriele Muccino
Cast:
Stefano Accorsi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Martina Stella, Stefania Sandrelli, Pierfrancesco Favino, Giorgio Pasotti, Claudio Santamaria, Sabina Impacciatore, Sergio Castellitto
Producer/s:
Fandango [IT], Medusa Film [IT]
Release date:
February 2, 2001
International releases:
Canada Sept 12, 2001 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Hungary Nov 20, 2001 (Italian Film Week)
Russia Nov 23, 2001
United States Jan 2002 (Sundance Film Festival)
Switzerland Jan 17, 2002 (German speaking region)
Germany Jan 24, 2002
Austria Jan 25, 2002
Sweden Jan 30, 2002 (Gothenburg Film Festival)
Czech Republic Mar 11, 2002 (European Union Film Festival)
Australia Apr 18, 2002
Argentina Jul 4, 2002
Mexico Aug 16, 2002
United States Aug 16, 2002 (limited)
Norway Aug 19, 2002 (Norwegian International Film Festival)
Peru Aug 22, 2002
Finland Sept 22, 2002 (Helsinki International Film Festival)
Belgium Oct 11, 2002 (Gent International Film Festival)
Denmark Oct 11, 2002
Israel Oct 17, 2002
France Oct 27, 2002 (Villerupt Italian Film Festival)
France Nov 6, 2002
Belgium Nov 13, 2002
Portugal Dec 6, 2002
Brazil Jan 24, 2003
Finland Jan 31, 2003
Sweden May 2, 2003
Norway June 20, 2003
Turkey Sept 26, 2003
Ireland Feb 14, 2004 (Dublin Film Festival)
United Kingdom Feb 27, 2004
Spain Jul 2, 2004
Greece Jan 14, 2005
South Korea Jul 6, 2006
Japan May 2, 2011 (Festival del Cinema Italiano Tokyo)
Japan June 29, 2013 (Tokyo)
Distributors:
Medusa Distribuzione [IT] – (2001) Theatrical
THINKFilm [CA/US] – (2002) (subtitled) All media
Senso Films [FI] – (2003) Theatrical
Gaumont Buena Vista International (GBVI) [FR] All media
Buena Vista Home Entertainment [BR] – (2003) DVD | VHS
Front Row Filmed Entertainment [AE] – (2004) (Middle East) All media
Pandora [JP] – (2013) Theatrical
Canale 5 [IT] – (2016) TV
La5 [IT] – (2016) TV