Natale a Rio

Natale a Rio (Christmas in Rio) is a 2008 Italian cinepanettone directed by Neri Parenti with Christian De Sica.[1] The film has grossed €24,678,792 in Italy.[2] It is the third film starring De Sica without mate Massimo Boldi, his shoulder of honor in these films that make up the saga of Italian "cinepanettoni". In fact, in 2006 they were separated in film roles following a dispute.

Natale a Rio
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Screenshot from the original trailer
Directed byNeri Parenti
Written byNeri Parenti, Marco Martani, Alessandro Bencivenni, Domenico Saverni
Produced byAurelio De Laurentiis, Luigi De Laurentiis
StarringChristian De Sica
Michelle Hunziker
Fabio De Luigi
Ludovico Fremont
Emanuele Propizio
Massimo Ghini
Paolo Conticini
Edited byLuca Montanari
Music byAllegra Rapoport
Distributed byFilmauro
Release date
  • 2 December 2008 (2008-12-02)
Running time
114 minutes


Fabio Speranza (Fabio de Luigi) has always been in love with his colleague Linda Vita (Michelle Hunziker) but she has never seen in four years despite attempts to Fabio. The latter contact but due to a mistake she believes is her boyfriend (Paolo Conticini), thus creating a series of misunderstandings. Paolo Berni (Christian De Sica) and Mario Patani (Massimo Ghini), are two divorced, and they have organized a luxurious vacation in Rio de Janeiro for the Christmas holidays. They ignore, however, that their sons Piero (Ludovico Fremont) and Marco (Emanuele Propizio) have booked a trip for the same low-cost destination. For a problem of homonymy between fathers and sons, the two holidays are exchanged, however, so while their sons enjoy in luxurious villas, fathers end up into a comic wandering. Paolo and Mario understand that there was a mistake and try by every means to regain possession of their holiday.



  1. ^ Rombi, Roberto (18 December 2008). "È arrivato il cinepanettone Ghini-De Sica formato papà". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  2. ^ Source:Imdb from exit to August 24, 2009.

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