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Corrado / Alessandro
Galatea Ranzi ...
Elisabette / Elisa
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Jean / Massimo
Lino Capolicchio ...
Luigi
Constanze Engelbrecht ...
Juliette
Athina Cenci ...
Gina
Giovanni Guidelli ...
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Livia
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Duilio
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Chiara
Renato Carpentieri ...
Massimo as an old Man
Carlo Luca De Ruggieri ...
Renzo
Laurent Schilling
Fritz Müller-Scherz ...
University Professor
Laura Scarimbolo ...
Alfredina
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While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti fell in love with French soldier Jean - but while Jean was distracted, Elisabetta's brother Corrado stole some gold that Jean was guarding, and set the curse in train. The Benedettis become wealthy, corrupt and hated by their former friends, who rename them the Maledettis - the cursed. The childrens' grandfather Massimo is the last man to be directly affected by the curse - but will he pass it onto them? Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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An enchanting magical journey across the generations of Tuscany
2 July 2000 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

If you've been looking for a great story, beautifully told, watch this movie. Like many Italian films, it portrays truths that are absent the linear, "everything has to pay off" American cinema. The story drifts in and out of different epochs with clever transitions that would make David Lean jealous. The actors are uniformly excellent with special praise owed to the exquisite Galatea Ranzi.

This is a film that can be seen again and again and enjoyed each time for the new discoveries and pleasures that it brings.


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