Don't Move (2004)
"Non ti muovere" (original title)

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A destitute woman (Cruz) becomes involved with an upper-crust physician (Castellitto).



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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalia Barcelò ...
Nora (Elsa's mother)
Flavio Brunetti ...
Giorgio Careccia ...
Tipetto magro
Timoteo bambino
Paola Cerimele ...
Infermiera / Nurse
Anna Elisa Cordisco ...
Donna trattoria
Pietro De Silva ...
Margherita Del Nero ...
Clotilde Di Spirito ...
Ada Ferrara ...


While waiting for the brain surgery of his daughter Angela, victim of a motorcycle accident, the surgeon Timoteo (Sergio Castellitto) recalls his torrid affair with and passion for Italia (Penélope Cruz), a simple woman from slums in the periphery of the big city where he lives. The ghost of the beloved and sexual object of desire Italia chases him in his memories. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

12 March 2004 (Italy)  »

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Don't Move  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,237,619 (Italy) (12 March 2004)


$4,390,279 (Italy) (2 April 2004)

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Sabrina Impacciatore was determined to play Italia and prepared very hard for the role. When she auditioned, director Sergio Castellitto was so impressed with her performance that he hugged her and, a couple of days later, she was told that she had won the part. However, one month later, the producers decided to replace her with Penélope Cruz. See more »


Un senso
Composed by Gaetano Curreri, Saverio Grandi and Vasco Rossi
Performed by Vasco Rossi
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Cabiria in Italia
20 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Note: Penélope Cruz' character Italia is, if at all comparable to Federico Fellinis work the legitimate continuation of Giulietta Masina's character Cabiria from "Le Notti di Cabiria", not Gelsomina from "La Strada".

Having said this I will briefly add this comment to mention that "Non ti muovere" is one of the two best films I have seen so far.

So another comment in favor of Castellito's amazing piece work.

Make up your own mind. In response to some of the other comments that suggest this is a study in S&M or that many viewers might consider this film "High Art", I say it's neither. It is basically a powerful love-story/soap opera that is beautifully directed, acted and edited and will either leave you cold and furious or emphatic and happy, depending on your sensibility. It's about finding life and in doing so finding something to believe in.

A doctor who has become the world's biggest pragmatist finally encounters a woman who takes away everything he once thought mattered.

It's Italian melodrama in its purest form. For some people this can be very effective, for others purely wasteful. There's nothing in between. But aren't these the movies usually worth seeing the most?

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