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The Garden of Redemption (1997)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | TV Movie 25 May 1997
A priest struggles with his religious beliefs as he sees his countrymen murdered in Nazi occupied Italy and as he becomes attracted to a woman operating in the resistance.

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(short story) (as Anthony DiFranco), (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marta Amaro ...
Adrianas Granddaughter
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Don Paolo Montale
João Arouca ...
Porter in Modena Station
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Adriana
Rui Pedro Cardoso ...
Partisan
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Capt. Zito
Manuel Castro e Silva ...
Renata's lover in cafe
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Nazi commandant
Brad Cherry ...
American paratrooper
Jorge Sanz ...
Aldo
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American OSS officer
Diogo Lagoa ...
Boy on train (as Diogo Costa)
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Mayor of Vaiano
Carla Cruz ...
Aldo's sister
Carlos Curto ...
Partisan
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A priest struggles with his religious beliefs as he sees his countrymen murdered in Nazi occupied Italy and as he becomes attracted to a woman operating in the resistance. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for war violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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25 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Erotas kai polemos  »

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Aldo: I'm like a fox! They'll never catch me!
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Must-see for LaPaglia fans

This isn't the most original plot in the world, but it's definitely a sweet and touching tale nonetheless. The beautiful visuals highlight LaPaglia's tender performance of a shy, quiet priest trying to get by during WWII. In particular, this is a showcase of LaPaglia's wonderful array of sad-eyed expressions, puppy-dog guilty looks, and heart-grabbing sighs. If you dig LaPaglia in emotional settings, you will definitely want to see this movie.

The other acting is also quite good.

The "Italian" accents aren't always top-notch and I would have preferred the movie to not have used accents in that way at all, but it's a minor complaint.


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