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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Sounded good on paper but disappointed in the theatre
16 October 2002 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw it at the Toronto Film Festival. It sounded good on paper: Harvey Keitel plays a F.B.I. agent protecting the son of a murdered informant in Italy and Andie McDowell is his wife. I like Harvey Keitel but it felt like he was sleep walking through this film. There was no chemistry between him and Andie McDowell and she seemed more like window dressing than a solid female character. The film was slow and didn't lead to anywhere. You couldn't get into the characters and didn't care about them either way. Some of the Italian scenery was interesting but couldn't compensate for the weak script and poor editing.


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