The Last Kiss (2001 film)

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The Last Kiss
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L'ultimo bacio  (Italian)
Directed byGabriele Muccino
Produced byDomenico Procacci
Written byGabriele Muccino
StarringStefano Accorsi
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Music byPaolo Buonvino
Distributed byTHINKFilm
Release date
2 February 2001 (Italy)
16 August 2002 (USA)
Running time
115 min
Box office$17,720,347

The Last Kiss (Italian: L'ultimo bacio [ˈlultimo ˈbaːtʃo]) is a 2001 Italian comedy-drama film written and directed by Gabriele Muccino.

It was remade into The Last Kiss in 2006 by Tony Goldwyn starring Zach Braff and Rachel Bilson.

A sequel to the film (Italian: Baciami ancora; English: Kiss me again) was released in Italy in February 2010.


Giulia (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and Carlo (Stefano Accorsi) have been happy together for three years, but Giulia's announcement that she is pregnant sends him into a secret panic. Terrified at his imminent entry into the adult world of irreversible responsibilities, Carlo finds himself tempted by a bewitching 18-year-old girl, Francesca (Martina Stella), whom he meets by chance at a wedding. The possibility of one last youthful crazy fling before the impending prison of parenthood proves to be too attractive to resist.

But a short-term fling with Francesca comes with serious consequences that threaten to damage his three-year relationship with Giulia, who is expecting a baby girl. At the same time, it also dashes the idealistic hopes of Francesca, who dreams of a beautiful future with him. After a raucous quarrel in the night, Carlo goes to Francesca's house, where they have sex. However, the morning after, reality sinks on Carlo and the enormity of what he had done surfaces. But it is not easy for Giulia to forgive, or to trust him again.


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