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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
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 »
It has been a couple of days since i first watched the movie, and believe me or not, i saw it twice. The first time I was alone and its effect was so strong that I would have Italia (Penelope) in my mind all the time.
Yes, they made her ugly, but it needs more than being ugly and kitsch so as to be convincing in a role. And she did it, she did it in a natural way that lead the movie unfold like Real Life. Great performance that i will keep in my mind for a long time...
The script, the cast ,as swell as the inventive direction, the lighting and the colors were brilliant. It made possible for the viewer to experience great emotions of the movie's heroes and to be placed right in the heart of a really shocking story. It wasn't a happy movie, neither was it a movie that tried to moralize in the frame of a cynic world. It was a breathtaking, tragic story, but at the same time it gave away an optimistic vision. This combination conduced to a truly beautiful story. The movie was in total a unity of well connected elements, elements for making the movie unforgettable in my mind! Thanks to Sergio and Penelope!
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