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A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.

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Remo Girone ...
Filippo's Father
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Regina
Alessandro Sperduti ...
Ariel
Mattia Sbragia ...
Major Pini
Stefano Santospago ...
Mr. Vendice
Alberto Di Stasio ...
The Prosecutor
Giovanni Vettorazzo ...
The Inspector
Gianfranco Barra ...
The Lieutenant
Vincent Riotta ...
Chief Guard
Mauro Marino ...
Doctor
Stefania Orsola Garello ...
Vendice's Secretary
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Father High Rise
Giorgia Coppa ...
Older Daughter
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Storyline

Love, retribution and redemption. Devastated by her husband's death from a drug overdose, Philippa, a British teacher living in Turin, Italy, tries to bring justice to the biggest drug dealer in Turin when the local police ignore her information about him. In building a home-made bomb and setting off a plan that fails miserably, her status changes from young widow to that of a criminal in custody. Young police officer Filipo descends into Philippa's life, changing her bleak outlook on existence into one in search of tranquility among corruption, as they become unlikely soul mates and lovers. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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What Would You Risk For Love? See more »


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Rated R for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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21 February 2002 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£78,207 (UK) (9 August 2002)

Gross:

$774,317 (USA) (6 December 2002)
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The first of a planned trilogy Krzysztof Kieslowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz wrote before Kieslowski's death: Heaven, Hell and Purgatory. See more »

Goofs

The train shown when Filippo and Philippa arrive in Tuscany is not compatible with the passenger car seen from the inside in earlier shots. See more »

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Helicopter Pilot: [in Italian supervising simulation] Follow the terrain. Good. Keep it perpendicular to the ridge. That's it. Under real conditions you might have to compensate for the wind here. Now, maintain you height. Watch your height, careful.
[climbing higher simulator switches off]
Helicopter Pilot: In a real helicopter you can't just keep flying higher.
Filippo: How high can I fly?
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Connections

References The Gift (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Heaven Elisir
Original Composition "L'elisir d'amore"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Original Libretto by Felice Romani
Performed by Antonella Voce (vocal), Mauro Rimauro (clarinet), Ancongiulio Galeandro (accordion),
Franco Fraioli (bass), Marco Schiavoni (guitar)
Wedding music Arranged by Marco Schiavoni
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Another great performance by Cate The Great
20 September 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A believer in coincidence might say that it could be a coincidence that every movie I've seen involving Cate Blanchett has been very, very enjoyable. I, on the other hand, consider it to be a matter of her great performances [along with those of her fellow actors, of course]. But she is the one common denominator. Whether it be drama, comedy, period pieces or whatever, you can always count on an outstanding performance from this lady. And Heaven is no exception. I can't quite label her the "Best Actress" of her generation but she's certainly in the top 3, in my opinion. And, as is usually the case, a fine performance by Giovanni Ribisi [her co-star in another movie, The Gift]. I rated this movie as a 10. Check it out and see if you agree and, even if you don't, you won't be disappointed.


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