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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (film)

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a 2011 comedy-drama film directed by Roberto Faenza based on Peter Cameron's novel of the same name. It is primarily Italian financed, but was shot in English. The teenage American protagonist was played by eighteen-year-old English actor Toby Regbo and the supporting cast is mainly American.

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
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Directed by Roberto Faenza
Produced by Elda Ferri
Ron Stein
Allen Bain
Written by Roberto Faenza
Dahlia Heyman
Based on Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
by Peter Cameron
Starring Toby Regbo
Marcia Gay Harden
Lucy Liu
Ellen Burstyn
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Peter Gallagher
Deborah Ann Woll
Aubrey Plaza
Music by Elisa , Andrea Guerra
Cinematography Maurizio Calvesi
Edited by Massimo Fiocchi
Jean Vigo Italia
Four of a Kind Productions
Distributed by 01 Distribution
Release date
  • November 18, 2011 (2011-11-18)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Italy
United States
Language English
Budget $8 million[1]
Box office $666,922[2] (Italy)

The film premiered at the 2011 Rome Film Festival and was scheduled for release in Italy in February 2012. It will receive its North American premiere at the 2012 Miami International Film Festival, but no further cinematic release dates have been announced.

The Italian reviews were mixed, but considerable praise was given for Regbo's performance.



A drama that follows James Sveck (Toby Regbo), a recent high school graduate in New York City, who feels out of step with his privileged upbringing.



Filming took place in New York from August 18 to October 4, 2010.[3]


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