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Household Saints (1993)

 -  Drama  -  15 September 1993 (USA)
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Unsettling drama about three generations of Italian-American women struggling to get by in post-World War II New York's Little Italy.

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Cast

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Catherine Falconetti
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Joseph Santangelo
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Teresa Carmela Santangelo
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Carmela Santangelo
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Nicky Falconetti
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Lino Falconetti
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Leonard Villanova
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Young Teresa Santangelo
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Evelyn Santangelo
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Frank Manzone
Dale Carman ...
Father Matthias
John Di Benedetto ...
Augie Santangelo (as John Dibenedetto)
Marie DeCicco ...
Rita (as Marie Decicco)
Nancy Marie ...
Cindy Zagarella
Sam Josepher ...
Lorraine
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Unsettling drama about three generations of Italian-American women struggling to get by in post-World War II New York's Little Italy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for two scenes of sexuality | See all certifications »
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15 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Ein ganz normales Wunder  »

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$574,152 (USA)
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Vincenzo: Man deals and God stacks the deck.
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Omnes Gentes
Performed by Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas
Conducted by Sister Joachim Holthaus
Courtesy of Credence Cassettes
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Tragedy and Comedy
10 February 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This complex and exceptionally intelligent film about two - or even three - generations of Italian-American women, makes you laugh, makes you cry. Splendid play by Lili Taylor, and Tracey Ullman is great as well. The main theme of the film is the relation of these women to love, and to to their Catholic faith about which this film has much to say, doing so in a rather ironic, yet loving and understanding way. Precisely this mode of detached but understansing irony is general mood of the film: the burlesque and the sentimental is mixed and fused together into an expressive unity, free of contradiction and dissonance: a feat very very rarely achieved by any director. So, in short, and quite simply, this is one of the finest movies I have ever seen.


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