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Not of This World (1999)

Fuori dal mondo (original title)
The rumpled owner of a dry-cleaning firm joins forces with a nun to care for an abandoned baby.



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Credited cast:
Sister Caterina
Carolina Freschi ...
Maria Cristina Minerva ...
Sonia Gessner ...
Mother Superior
Alessandro Di Natale ...
Gabriele, the policeman
Riccardo De Torrebruna
Stefano Abbati
Giuliana Lojodice ...
Caterina's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tania Casartelli ...
Madre Generale
Gaia Catullo ...
Alessandra Comerio ...
Teresa's Mother
Daniela Cristofori ...


Caterina è una suora ed ha preso i voti provvisori da una mese quando andando per un parco incontra un uomo che ha trovato un neonato abbandonato e glielo affida per portarlo in ospedale. Dopo averlo fatto, Caterina comincia ad andare a trovare il piccolo e gli si affeziona tanto da tentare di risalire alla madre tramite il maglione in cui era avvolto. Arriva così fino ad Ernesto, quarantunanni, proprietario di una lavanderia lasciatagli assieme ai debiti dal padre. Ernesto è scontento della vita ed è tutto centrato sui suoi problemi tanto da non ricordare neanche i nomi delle sue collaboratrici. La madre del bambino è forse Teresa, sua ex dipendente ed Ernesto è forse il padre. Inizia così per Caterina una crisi sul suo stato di suora e per Ernesto la consapevolezza di non essere l'unico uomo disgraziato sulla terra. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Le cose che vogliamo accadono sempre nel momento sbagliato troppo presto, troppo tardi, un pò prima, un pò dopo.




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Release Date:

26 March 1999 (Italy)  »

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Not of This World  »

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By Ludovico Einaudi
P 1992 BMG Ricordi spa
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26 December 2000 | by (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

having missed the showtime for one of the blockbusters in the cinemaplex in this xmas season, we instead diverted to a small art-sy theather in the cultural district to see this film. After five minutes, I was already believing I was better off in the cinemaplex to watch action-packed fast moving images with special effects in surround-sound state-of-the-art stadium seating theaters, and was somewhat put off by the slow moving italian film images of a nun looking for meaning behind the find of an abandoned baby. But by the end of movie, we realized that this carefully structured and written work would have never been done in the United States. It was a moving and human touching story, in which the characters were real. If they told me that the dry cleaner workers and the nuns where not actors but actually real people, I would have believed it. It is hard to pack into 90 minutes of reel a story that looks real without having fast cuts, sound bytes, and artificiosities in verbalisms and acting, and thus transmorming a story from real to hyper-real. Spread in the movie story are still pictures of "functional" groups of people, the dry cleaner workers, the nuns, the hospital workers, the ice cream parlor workers, the janitors, the police squad. And they all contribute to give this move a special realistic bond. One important note: all the outdoor scenes are in Milan. This is unusual, as usually all outdoor scenes in Italian movies are in the Rome and surrouding area (just as Southern California is for the US).

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