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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
"Il giardino dei Finzi Contini" (original title)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  16 December 1971 (USA)
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Capolicchio ...
Giorgio
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Micòl Finzi Contini
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Bruno Malnate
Romolo Valli ...
Giorgio's Father
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Alberto
Camillo Cesarei ...
Micol's Father
Inna Alexeievna ...
Micol's Grandmother (as Inna Alexeieff)
Katina Morisani ...
Micol's Mother
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Giorgio's Mother (as Barbara Leonard Pilavin)
Michael Berger
Ettore Geri
Raffaele Curi ...
Ernesto
Gianpaolo Duregon
Marcella Gentile
Cinzia Bruno ...
Young Micol
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a circle of friends for constant rounds of tennis and parties at their villa with its lovely grounds, keeping the rest of the world at bay. Into the circle steps Giorgio, a Jew from the middle class who falls in love with Micol. She seems to toy with him, and even makes love to one of his friends while she knows Giorgio is watching. While his love cannot seem to break through to her to draw her out of her garden idyll, the forces of politics close in. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Box Office

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$112,105 (USA) (22 November 1996)

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$596,694 (USA) (10 January 1997)
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Quotes

Micol: You and I are not normal people. For the two of us, what counts more than the possession of things - how shall I put it - is the remembrance of things, the memory of things.
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the music during the final credits
3 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched the DVD and had not seen the movie in many years. I found it every bit as moving as I had remembered from my first viewing. This included the Prayer For the Dead (El Moleh Rachamim) magnificently sung as the final credits rolled. I am not Jewish so I had to do some "googling" to learn that El Moleh...is indeed a prayer for the dead. What moved me so apart from the singer's mournfully beautiful voice were the names Aushwitz, Maidenek, Treblinka et. al. interpolated into the text. It reminded me of the penultimate paragraph in Andre Schwartz-Bart's extraordinary novel of the Holacaust, The Last Of The Just where the names of the death camps are artfully placed among the repeated words "And praised Be The Lord". Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts.


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