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The Jeweller's Shop (1988)

La bottega dell'orefice (original title)
Based on a play by Pope John Paul II about couples who have reached either the hight or a crisis in their relationships. Their stories are connected by the local jeweler's shop.

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The Jeweller
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Father Adam
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Stephane
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André
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Thérèse
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Anna
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Monica
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Christophe
Francesca Bregni ...
Liliana
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Gianluigi Ghione ...
Jurek
Philippe Lasry ...
Polish Conductor
Paul Muller ...
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Isabel Schiffmacker ...
Danuta
Brigitte Vauclair ...
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Based on a play by Pope John Paul II about couples who have reached either the hight or a crisis in their relationships. Their stories are connected by the local jeweler's shop.

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Worth seeing. Depends on what you like.
12 April 2005 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

Yes, La Bottega dell'orefice is actually a play written by John Paul II, which is what a few people here are constantly emphasizing. And I think that most people that have seen it are linking it's enjoyment with the type of religion that the viewer is coming from.

I really think that it doesn't matter a single bit. If I were someone who from the start dislikes films that are linked to religion in their content I would probably want to avoid this. But I am sure glad I did not. The film really does not have a lot to do with religion. For me the main message of this film was that if we try to truly open our eyes, we will get a chance to fix most of our problems in no time.

I also like the film because it's not pathetic. It tries very hard to be believable and realistic. That is why it pours the viewers mind with hope.

There are still a few imperfections from the way I see it, but mainly on the visual side. As a whole, the film looks more like a TV drama (wich it probably is, I'm not sure). It had good but not great acting, but with great exceptions at a few moments. Overall it's the story and the storytelling that made this film worth seeing for me.

....... - 4/5 .......


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