An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.

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Matt Benson
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Jessie
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Elena Gigli
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Giovanni Gigli
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Del Piero
Mattia De Martino ...
Ettore Greco (as Mattia do Martino)
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The Nun
Luigi Maria Burruano ...
Ettore's Uncle
Angela Goodwin ...
Mother Superior
Veronica Lazar ...
Suzanna Del Piero
Maurizio Nicolosi ...
Manzella
Tony Palazzo ...
Stefano Greco
Mia Benedetta ...
Elena's Aunt
Mirella Mezzeranghi ...
Paola
Danielle Marie Valenti ...
Tina
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Matt Benson, an FBI investigator, has been posted to the island of Panarea in the Lipari archipelago within the framework of an agreement between the USA and Italy. He has been allocated a comfortable, well-protected house with vast grounds and a private cove facing the Ginostra volcano. This delights his wife Jessie and their 5-year-old daughter Tina. A few days after they arrive, a 11-year-old boy, Ettore Greco, a Mafia victim, is questioned by Matt about the death of his whole family in a car bombing. For security reasons, Matt decides to bring Ettore to the house where he is living. This artificial adoption gradually reveals the tragic secret binding Matt to the child, a secret Jessie knows nothing about. From secrets to lies, the atmosphere in the villa slowly leads the Benson family to the gates of hell. Outside is the danger, inside is the fear. In between is an orphan child... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence | See all certifications »
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El misterio de Ginostra  »

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If I had known how bad this film was going to be, I would have cut out my eyes.
3 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the only film I have reviewed after a number of years on this website, but I feel it is important to warn you that this film may make you curse your parents for bringing you into this world. It is so bad, I find myself wondering if I will ever feel pleasure again. If I had to choose between watching this film again or spending an eternity in Hell, I would skip gleefully into Satan's arms. Even Harvey Keitel remaining relatively clothed was not enough to counter the terrible acting, nonsensical plot, and plodding direction. I had to stop watching about ten minutes from the end to retain the tiny amount of will I had left that was keeping me from plunging a dagger between my eyes.

Please do not make the mistake I made by viewing this abomination.


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