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Vittorio Innocente, a young man, estranged from the tragedies of his Italian immigrant family, has spent his adult life denying his past. When his estranged father starts to stalk Vittorio's sister, Rita, with murderous intent, Vittorio is moved to return to his family and uncover the decades-old secrets that have torn his family apart. Written by diablo

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I wish it was a feature film
3 January 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Lives of the Saints" is definitely finer than any of the feature films I have seen in the past year. Yes, those who are expecting CGI spectacles and light-hearted entertainment would be disappointed, but not those who look for something that attempt to confront life with all its confusion and complications, especially for people torn between two cultures. There is no "good guy vs bad guy" in this film, as there is none in real life. Rather, everyone is a full human, flesh and blood, with likable and repulsive character traits. Fabrizio Filippo gave such a solid and charismatic performance in the leading role--I'd definitely like to see him feature in some high profile film. The character of Rita, however, is less convincing I find--a flaw due primary to the script and less to Jessica Paré. Nonetheless, this is definitely one of those films which try to reach out for something more than prescribed clichés on which 95% of movies nowadays are constructed.


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