The Buzz Sat, Aug 1, 2015 9:00 AM
Walt & Marjorie Farrell
Film Info
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Release Year:2014
Runtime:90 min.
Production Country:Italy
Original Language:Italian
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Ascanio Balbo
Anna Bonaiuto
Giorgio Colangeli
Camilla Filippi
Gianfelice Imparato
Andrea Jublin
Director:Andrea Jublin
Produced by:Oliva Musini
Screenwriter:Andrea Jublin
Cinematography:Gherardo Gossi
Editing By:Esmeralda Calabria
Music By:Nicola Piovani


The term “underdog” doesn’t begin to describe Banana, a socially awkward, chubby teen with an unfortunate nickname that comes from his curved foot and clumsy soccer skills. Even so, Banana will stop at nothing to get the girl of his dreams-even if it means bumbling his way through a series of awkward missteps. Equipped with a life philosophy based on the principles of his favorite sport, soccer, he is determined to stay in attack mode until his efforts are rewarded. And his dreams of getting to know the girl he desires may finally be within reach when he strikes upon a plan to become her tutor. Like a John Hughes film crossed with “Rushmore,” this Italian coming-of-age comedy about going to great lengths in the name of love is endlessly charming.