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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 overview, first billed only:
Claudio Bigagli ...
Corrado / Alessandro
Galatea Ranzi ...
Elisabette / Elisa
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Jean / Massimo
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Luigi
Constanze Engelbrecht ...
Juliette
Athina Cenci ...
Gina
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Elio
Norma Martelli ...
Livia
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Duilio
Carlo Luca De Ruggieri ...
Renzo
Laurent Schilling
Fritz Müller-Scherz ...
University Professor (as Fritz Mueller Scherz)
Laura Scarimbolo ...
Alfredina
Elisa Giani ...
Simona (as Elisa Giami)
Ciro Esposito ...
Emilio
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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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$429,184
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Sergio Albelli's first film. See more »


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La Leggenda Dell'Oro
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Beautiful look at the Tuscan countryside
10 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

When you have several hundred films in your queue, sometimes you forget just why it is there. I am not familiar with the work of Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, and I don't recognize any of the stars. I haven't even seen Chiara Caselli before. She gives us a glimpse of her beauty late in the film, but I am told there are better films to see her.

So, did I just make a mistake and now regret it? No, the film was a beautiful fantasy drama that told how money can come to be looked upon as a curse. Even knowing that, the curse lives on in the children. Once you touch gold, you cannot let go.

It was a nice film, with brilliant cinematography, and not a waste of time.


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