Denti (Teeth) is a 2000 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Gabriele Salvatores. It is based on the novel with the same name written by Domenico Starnone.[1] It entered the competition at the 57th Venice International Film Festival.[2][3]

Directed byGabriele Salvatores
Music byTeho Teardo
Eraldo Bernocchi
Federico De Robertis
CinematographyItalo Petriccione
Release date
  • 2000 (2000)


Antonio has always had problems with his incisors: enormous and therefore embarrassing. During a quarrel Mara, the woman for whom he left his wife and two children and of whom he is extremely jealous, throws him a crystal ashtray breaking his teeth. He begins his wandering among dentists that will turn into a sort of journey in his own conscience, altered by painkillers, by quarrels with Mara and by memories and ghosts that resurface.[4]



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Enrico Lancia; Roberto Poppi. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I Film. Gremese Editore, 2002.
  2. ^ Claudia Mormoglione (1 September 2000). "Tra trapani e sangue Salvatores convince a metà". la re. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. ^ Paolo Baratta (10 September 2000). "VENEZIA il Leone dell'IRAN". La Stampa. p. 12.
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