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L'ultima neve di primavera (1973)

A recently divorced couple's son is diagnosed with lukiemia

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Veronica
Renato Cestiè ...
Luca
Nino Segurini ...
Bernardo
Margherita Horowitz ...
Mariolina
Margherita Melandri ...
Stefanella
Carla Mancini ...
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Filippo De Gara ...
Doctor
Raika Juri ...
Luca's Mother
Giovanni Petrucci
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A recently divorced couple's son is diagnosed with lukiemia

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Renato Cestie - A memorable performance.
26 December 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I agree with calico_demon. I saw this film on it's cinema release in the UK, and still rate it as one of the most moving films I have ever seen. I am not ashamed to admit having had to reach for the tissues.

Although the film follows a well-tried formula, the young star of this movie, Renato Cestie, gives a convincing performance as Luca. A lonely boy, who's father is too busy with his own affairs to notice that his son is dying - until it is almost too late. Renato turned in an equally moving performance as Giocomino, in the movie "Il Venditore di palloncini".(Known in the UK as "Last Moments").

OK, the plot was very similar. You either love this sort of film, or you hate it. I enjoyed both films immensely, and was pleased I bought copies when they were eventually released on video. And, even if they are on the now defunct Betamax format, I'll go on enjoying them, while ever my Betamax machine holds out.


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