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Ma non per sempre (1991)

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At the end of the 19th century, in a farmhouse in the countryside of northern Italy, lives Maria, a young peasant girl who is by nature, simple and pragmatic. The farming community she ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Elena Sofia Ricci ...
Selva
Massimo Dapporto ...
Emilio Errani
Mariella Di Lauro ...
Maria
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicoletta Boris ...
Rosina
Francesco Carnelutti ...
Vigiu
Roberto Cavosi ...
Toni
Florens Fanciulli ...
Piera
Anna Melato ...
Neta
Leonardo Santini ...
Germano
Caterina Tucci ...
Rita
Lauro Versari ...
Gino
Vanni Zinola ...
Armando
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At the end of the 19th century, in a farmhouse in the countryside of northern Italy, lives Maria, a young peasant girl who is by nature, simple and pragmatic. The farming community she lives in is tied up in its own cultural traditions steeped in magic and superstition. A belief of the place wills that, when the father in a family dies, it is the male child's duty to close his eyes. This way, the son inherits his father's wisdom and prevents the father from being condemned to watch the world changes that he can't live in. Maria ingenuously, betrays this social convention and her act determines her fate: the people's gossip soon isolates her and becomes an obstacle to her simple wish to marry and have children. Selva, a woman considered a witch because of her behavior which is unusual for these times. she arrives in the community with her companion Emilio Errani, an idealistic inventor who wants to try to modernize the back-breaking traditional farming methods. Maria becomes their ... Written by <M.Casa@agora.stm.it>

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21 June 1991 (Italy)  »

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Nice country tale, beautiful atmoshpere and good players
31 May 2002 | by (Rome) – See all my reviews

Beginning of 20th century. The story of a brave farmer and his beautiful woman in the italian countryside, told with gentleness and mastery. Legend and reality are merged in likely reconstruction of an ancient world, full of suspiciousness and superstition. First try of a young director, unfortunately this is also his unique direction, so far...


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