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Fiorile (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama | 2 February 1994 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Bigagli ...
Corrado / Alessandro
Galatea Ranzi ...
Elisabette / Elisa
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Jean / Massimo
Lino Capolicchio ...
Luigi
Constanze Engelbrecht ...
Juliette
Athina Cenci ...
Gina
Giovanni Guidelli ...
Elio
Norma Martelli ...
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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Journey through a wondrous Taviani folk tale.

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Rated PG-13 for violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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2 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Wild Flower  »

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$429,184 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Sergio Albelli's first film. See more »


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La Preghiera Dei Castrati
Composed by Nicola Piovani
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Lovely
14 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Tavianis astonished me with Kaos (1984) and The Night Sun (1990). With Fiorile they have stolen my heart.

I cannot approach the statement I have just made logically. I can't tell you why I yearn to hear my mother play Grieg's Waltz (from his Lyric Pieces) more than any great player play one of the complicated masterpieces. There is something about ingenuity and virtuosity and flawlessness that is besides the point.

Fiorile is cosmic and sweet.

Its flaws are what makes it beautiful.

The story is about a family who curse themselves down through the generations themselves by stealing treasure and causing an intolerable injustice. But the wealth of the film is in the Tavianis ability to create heightened moments, full of nostalgia for times and places you never knew.


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