The assuming of responsibility by individuals, the use of science for man and not against him, the duty of truth to increase the stature of people, all together: these are the important ... See full summary »
A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was, a family of Albanian refugees who switch trains and steal a ticket... See full summary »
An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a child's voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the ... See full summary »
Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a card shark with a big dream to go out to the world and leave his own mark. His ... See full summary »
During a secretive business trip away, Mark learns that his wife Anna is growing restless in what he believed was their happy marriage. Upon his return home, he learns from her that she ... See full summary »
Two middle-aged men work as caretakers on an isolated dam construction site high in the snow-capped Italian Alps. When one of them leaves for the valley to spend Christmas vacation with his... See full summary »
The assuming of responsibility by individuals, the use of science for man and not against him, the duty of truth to increase the stature of people, all together: these are the important themes this movie debates in allegorical form. Roles are performed by non professional actors and actresses. Written by
In CAMMINA CAMMINA ("Keep on Walking") Ermanno Olmi has recreated the journey of the Magi as it might have been enacted by a village full of Italian peasants. Some refuse to make the trip; some drop out grumbling along the way; some persevere in search of a miracle - and all for the best of reasons. Olmi knows the strengths and limitations of the human spirit, ancient or contemporary, and fills his sublime and haunting pageant with suspense, gentle comedy, and ironic climax. This is a biblical story for our time, etched in a visual style as clear and mysterious as faith itself. What a tragedy that this towering film is virtually unknown in the United States except for presentations at a few international film festivals.
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