Cafe Express

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  • 1980
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 7.0  (714)

Cafe Express, a 1980 Italian film directed by Nanni Loy, is a tribute to the lives of those who work behind the scenes in the food industry. The story is set in a cafe in Rome and follows the life of an aspiring writer, Nino (Nino Manfredi), who works as a waiter at the cafe. The cafe is a microcosm of life itself, where people from all walks of life come and go, and Nino observes and writes down their stories in his notebook. Through his interactions with the customers and his co-workers, Nino gains an understanding of human nature and the struggles people face in their daily lives.

The owner of the cafe, Alfredo (Adolfo Celi), is an old-school Italian who takes pride in his establishment and is very strict with his employees. But he also has a soft spot for Nino, whom he sees as a young man with potential.

Vittorio Mezzogiorno plays Mario, a hot-headed cook who dreams of opening his own restaurant one day. He and Nino have their differences in the beginning, but they eventually become close friends and confidantes. Together they share their dreams, frustrations, and insecurities.

As Nino navigates the ups and downs of his job at the cafe, he also tries to balance his passion for writing with the demands of his everyday life. He has a girlfriend, Lina (Monica Scattini), whom he wants to marry but can't seem to find the right moment to propose. He also has a complicated relationship with his father, who wants him to give up his writing aspirations and take over the family business.

Throughout the film, the cafe serves as a backdrop for various human dramas, from a young couple breaking up to an old man trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter. Nino observes all of it and uses it as inspiration for his writing.

In the end, Cafe Express is a poignant and heartwarming film that celebrates the joys and struggles of everyday life. It is a reminder that even the most mundane of jobs can have meaning and purpose, and that human connection is what makes life worth living.

Cafe Express is a 1980 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 26 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (714)