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''Caro Diario'' (Dear Diary) is an Italian film directed by Nanni Moretti and released in 1993. Divided in three parts, it is a SliceOfLife story following Moretti himself through a few months of his life, as he spends a carefree summer in UsefulNotes/{{Rome}}, visits a friend in the Aeolian Islands, and goes through a series of medical treatments for a condition that baffles mainstream and alternative doctors alike.
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!!Contains examples of:

* [[AsHimself As Herself]]: Moretti chances upon the American actress Jennifer Beals and enthusiastically gushes about seeing her in ''Film/{{Flashdance}}''.
* BlatantLies: In order to get in apartment complexes he's curious about, Moretti claims he's looking for locations for a movie. When asked about the plot, he improvises on the spur of the moment a preposterous synopsis about "a pastry chef... who's a Trotskyist... in Italy in the 1950s. A musical."
* BrickJoke: The end of Moretti's next film, ''Aprile'', shows him shooting the fictional musical about a Trotskyist pastry chef.
* {{Diary}}
* FirstPersonSmartass
* HollywoodToneDeaf: Moretti when he provides impromptu backup vocals to a live band.
* {{Homage}}: At the end of the first part, Moretti visits the place where one of his favorite filmmakers, Pier Paolo Pasolini, was killed.
* LonelyPianoPiece: Keith Jarrett's wistful ''Köln Concert'' plays as Moretti rides to the site of Pasolini's death.
* TheNarrator: Moretti narrates the story in voice-over.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The third part of the film was inspired by Moretti's genuine medical condition.
* SliceOfLife
* TakeThat: Moretti has strong opinions about both art-house Italian cinema and horror flicks, and fantasizes about tormenting a film critic who praised ''HenryPortraitOfASerialKiller'', which he personally hated.
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