Olé

Olé. 2006.

  • Director: Carlo Vanzina
  • Duration: 104 minutes
  • Genre: comedy
Synopsis: Archimede Formigoni and Salvatore Rondinella are two professors with opposite personalities that accompany a group of Italian schoolboys on a end of course trip around Spain. During a guided tour, the group of students meet another group of young students from an American school. Among both groups love is sprung, not only among the youngsters but also among teachers of each nationality. During the trip, they will find the father of a student who is on holiday in Ibiza with his girlfriend.

Commentary:

Second film shot in Ibiza by the Italian director Carlo Vanzina, after having filmed a some sequence on the island for his previous film, ‘Eccezzziunale … veramente – Capitolo secondo … me’ (2006). ‘Olé’ has in its cast the American actress Daryl Hannah, singer of popular films like ‘Blade Runner’ (1982), ‘Splash’ (1984), ‘Wall Street’ (1987) and the two-part movie directed by Quentin Tarantino, ‘Kill Bill. Volume 1 ‘(2003) and ‘Kill Bill. Volume 2 ‘(2004).

‘Olé’, was shot in different locations in the Spanish geography, including scenes in Ibiza and Formentera. In several sequences are filmed in the Pitiusa Mayor, showcasing the Marina district, Plaça des Parc, Dalt Vila and the leisure port Ibiza Nueva.

The soundtrack of the film, composed by the renowned musician Andrea Guerra, shares several songs sung in Spanish, performed by the Gipsy Kings, Julieta Venegas, Olé Olé and Juanes.

Italian Rita Rabassini is the art director of the film. Rabassini, who was married to actor Diego Abatantuono and is the current partner of filmmaker Gabriele Salvatores, was responsible for the art direction of the feature film of Salvatores ‘Amnesia’ (2002), starring Abatantuono and shot in Ibiza. He also served the same function in the previous work of Carlo Vanzina, ‘Eccezzziunale … veramente – Capitolo secondo … me’ where Abatantuono played the three main characters.

Commentary written by Enrique Villalonga, head of the production company Filmótica.

 

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  • TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Producer Medusa Film (Italy)
  • Director Carlo Vanzina
  • Photography Claudio Zamarion
  • Art Direction Rita Rabassini
  • Edition Raimondo Crociani
  • Music Andrea Guerra
  • Sound designer Claudio Spinelli
  • Casting Massimo Boldi, Vincenzo Salemme, Daryl Hannah, Enzo Salvi, Natalia Estrada, Francesca Lodo, Armando de Razza y Brigitta Boccoli