Perfect Strangers (2016 film)

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Perfect Strangers
Perfetti sconosciuti
Directed by Paolo Genovese
Produced by Marco Belardi
Written by Paolo Genovese
Filippo Bologna
Paolo Costella
Paola MamminI
Rolando Ravello
Story by Paolo Genovese
Starring Giuseppe Battiston
Anna Foglietta
Marco Giallini
Edoardo Leo
Valerio Mastandrea
Alba Rohrwacher
Kasia Smutniak
Music by Maurizio Filardo
Cinematography Fabrizio Lucci
Edited by Consuelo Catucci
Lotus Production
Distributed by Medusa Film
Release date
  • February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian
Box office $31.47 million[1]

Perfect Strangers (Italian: Perfetti sconosciuti)[2] is a 2016 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Paolo Genovese.[3][4]

It was released in Italy on February 11, 2016.[4]

The film was a critical and commercial success, winning the David di Donatello in the Best Film Category and grossing more than €16 million in Italy.

An unofficial remake of the movie was released in India in 2018 under the title Loudspeaker in Kannada language. [5][6]


Seven long-time friends (three married couples and a divorcee) are having a dinner. They decide, as a playful game, to put each one's mobile phone on the table and reveal every text message or phone call they would receive that evening, to prove that nobody has anything to hide. Hilarity and drama ensue together as everyone's secrets are unveiled and the seven friends find themselves perfect strangers to each other.



The film was number-one on its opening week in Italy, with US$3.7 million.[3]


Year Award/Festival Category Winner/Nominee Result
2016 David di Donatello Best Film Paolo Genovese Won
Best Director Paolo Genovese Nominated
Best Script Paolo Genovese, Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paola Mammini, Rolando Ravello Won
Best Actress Anna Foglietta Nominated
Best Actor Marco Giallini Nominated
Best Actor Valerio Mastandrea Nominated
Best Original Song Perfetti sconosciuti by Bungaro, Cesare Chiodo and Fiorella Mannoia Nominated
Best Editing Consuelo Catucci Nominated
Best Sound Umberto Montesanti Nominated
2016 Bari International Film Festival Tonino Guerra Award for Best Scriptment Paolo Genovese Won
2016 Tribeca Film Festival Best Screenplay Paolo Genovese, Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paola Mammini, Rolando Ravello Won
2017 Vilnius International Film Festival Audience’s Favourite Film[7] Paolo Genovese Won


  1. ^ "Perfetti sconosciuti". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Perfect Strangers". Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved April 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Anderson, Ariston (February 16, 2016). "Italy Box Office: Local Comedy Trumps 'Zoolander 2' Debut". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Perfetti Sconosciuti: il film di Paolo Genovese al cinema dall'11 Febbraio". (in Italian). December 24, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Film maker Paolo Genovese informed about unofficial remake Loudspeaker?". Sandalwood Cinema. Retrieved August 13, 2018. 
  6. ^ <
  7. ^ "Audience Choice Awards 2017". April 7, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 

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