The Mass Is Ended

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The Mass Is Ended
The Mass Is Ended.jpg
Directed byNanni Moretti
Produced byAchille Manzotti
Written byNanni Moretti
Sandro Petraglia
StarringNanni Moretti
Music byNicola Piovani
CinematographyFranco Di Giacomo
Edited byMirco Garrone
Release date
15 November 1985
Running time
94 minutes

The Mass Is Ended (Italian: La messa è finita) is a 1985 Italian comedy film, written, starring and directed by Nanni Moretti.


The young priest Father Giulio returns to Rome, his hometown, after a long pilgrimage. Don Giulio hopes to live peacefully with his family and his friends, but discovers that many of them are depressed or frustrated, some of them suicidally so. Father Giulio determines to leave again, but his parents convince him to perform the wedding ceremony for his friend Caesar and his fiancée. Don Giulio rushes through the ceremony and then away from Rome. Once away from the city, he immediately regains happiness.




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