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Maria Goretti (2003)

TV Movie  -  Drama  -  23 February 2003 (Italy)
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The life of the virgin and martyr Santa Maria Goretti.

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Massimo Bonetti ...
Luigi Goretti
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Assunta Goretti
Flavio Insinna ...
Padre Basilio
Martina Pinto ...
Fabrizio Bucci ...
Alessandro Serenelli
Marco Messeri ...
Don Temistocle
Luca Biagini
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Medico
Manrico Gammarota
Paolo De Vita
Rita del Piano
Paolo Fosso
Claudia Koll ...
Contessa Mazzoleni
Marco Arrigoni
Fiammetta Baralla
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Long length with Maria Goretti's touching history and of Alessandro Serenelli. Two young that live an intense friendship which could have transformed her in a love history. Alessandro, however, in an impulse of violent passion, he transforms it in a tragedy. The film, of that tender and simple youth, wants to show that it is possible to conserve the Christian values, even at the expense of the sacrifice of the own life, testifying in the pardon, the force of the love without measure. Written by Anonimous

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I'd love to meet this Saint again sometime.

On July 5 in 1902, exactly a hundred years ago, at 3 p.m. whilst Assunta and the other children were at the threshing floor, Serenelli who persistently sought sexual favors from the 12-year-old girl approached her. She was taking care of her infant sister in the farm house. Allesandro threatened her with a 10 inch dagger, and when Maria refused, as she had always done, he stabbed her 14 times. The wounds penetrated the throat, with lesions of the pericardium, the heart, the lungs and the diaphragm. Surgeons at Orsenigo were surprised that the girl was still alive. In a dying deposition, in the presence of the Chief of Police, Maria told her mother of Serenelli's sexual harassment, and two previous attempts made to rape her. She was afraid to reveal this earlier since she was threatened with death. A third account of the assault was presented by Italian historian Giordano Bruno Guerri in 1985. He asserted that, while in prison, Alessandro Serenelli stated that he did not complete the assault and Maria died a physical virgin. Guerri identifies the weapon as an awl rather than a dagger.


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