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Ginostra (2002)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  29 January 2003 (France)
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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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Cast

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Jessie
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Elena Gigli
Stefano Dionisi ...
Giovanni Gigli
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Mattia De Martino ...
Ettore Greco (as Mattia do Martino)
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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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Painful to watch. Nun the wiser
21 September 2004 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

I had pretty high hopes of this film, primarily due to it having a couple of decent actors. Unfortunately the whole thing doesn't work at all. The attempt at a plot is just terrible. Some of the editing is very bad, for example, Keitel standing on a elevated road, and a second later getting on a tram down at ground level with no explanation as to how he got down there (that part's probably on the cutting room floor.) I also think some of the problem is it tries to be an artistic film but doesn't have any interesting plots or story, except for the tiniest interesting part at the swimming pool. I ended up just laughing at the stupidity of the whole thing.


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