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Poignant story of ex convict and his efforts to know the destiny of his six year old child.
This film is basically a creation of the multi talented Italian actor/ singer Fracesco Nuti. He is the director, the leading actor and he collaborated in the writing of the script. The narrative is very simple. Romeo Casamonica (Franesco Nuti) has been imprisoned for 5 years because he committed a robbery at gun point. He served his sentence and he is set free. When he arrives at his house he finds out that all has changed. The Americans have built a condominium and his personal effects has been stashed in a cellar, underground five levels. He gives all his things to the young punks that inhabit the place and after he contemplates old photographs of his past he decides that his only immediate objective is to look for his son of six years old. The mother of the child, incapable to keep her baby, gave him to the state, and departed for her East Germany natal. Romeo meets the director of the Institution that arranged the adoption of his son and he receive a harsh treatment because of his condition of ex convict. But in the night he hacks the computer and discovers the names and address of the adoptive parents of Lorenzo, his child. Celeste (Ornella Muti) and Sandro (Roberto Alpi)) live in the Valle D'Aosta in a mountain cabin named Paradiso. He is a naturalist, dedicated to research the behavior of the wild goats (ibexes) and obsessed with the possibility of finding an albino goat, a very rare specimen of this species. He is reserved and has frequent quarrels with his wife because he is absent most of the time in pursuit of his demanding research. Romeo is attracted to Celeste and offers his help to Sandro in his investigation. Romeo bungles and has an accident when he is rammed by a wild goat and the couple takes him to their cabin and gives him the room of their son, Lorenzo, temporarily absent because he has no school and he is spending his holidays by the sea. When Lorenzo (acted by Marco Vivio) returns to the cabin, Romeo sees the love that Celeste and Sandro have for the child. He feels that he is a total stranger but he also is determined to gain the friendship of the little one. ¿Will he succeed? ¿How would react Celeste and Lorenzo if they knew the true relation between Romeo and Lorenzo?. This is a tender movie, immersed from start to finish in the easy charm and ways of Francesco Nuti. The natural scenario is fabulous, the albino ibex that it was showed in the movie, was a fake contrived for the good of the film (I was reading that in 2007 was seen a real white specimen at the height of 2300 meters, in the woods of Mount Emilius, the peak near Valle d'Aosta,) and Ornella Muti adds her screen presence to the natural beauty of the landscape. In a few words, a good film, sadly, scarcely known outside of Italy.
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