Shadows in the Sun (2005)
"The Shadow Dancer" (original title)

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An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Father Moretti
Mr. Andrew Benton
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Elderly Woman
Bernardino Mili ...
Leiva Nanzi ...
Woman Singer
Albert Dray ...
Alberto Carina


An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.

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In life, each man must find his own path.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

13 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shadows in the Sun  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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[first lines]
Jeremy Taylor: You wanted to see me, sir?
Mr. Benton: You read The Times this morning?
Mr. Benton: Avershays Press announced a deal with Irving Gattinger.
Jeremy Taylor: Gattinger said that he was done with writing.
Mr. Benton: Yes. He hasn't written a book in 10 years.
Jeremy Taylor: It's a brilliant move. Based on name recognition alone, it'll be an instant bestseller.
Mr. Benton: Yes. What do you think about Weldon Parish?
Jeremy Taylor: Parish is one of my personal favorites. Why, are you thinking of signing him? The man hasn't written anything in 20 years.
Mr. Benton: All the more reason.
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Sway (Quien Será)
Written by Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Dean Martin
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Set in Tuscany, The Shadow Dancer is a cross between a romantic comedy and a drama.
31 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It would seem that you just can't please some people if the last review of this movie I read is deemed to be correct. As I was unable to find this movie on DVD locally I bought it from overseas.

I loved the story. OK, so it is a feel good movie, it doesn't contain violence, its not action packed and it won't give you the answers to life, the universe and everything, BUT it is a great movie for a rainy Sunday afternoon. It is filled with humour, wit and a touch of tenderness. It both puts a smile on your face and can bring a tear to the eye. The cinematography is beautiful, the actors are well cast, the dialogue snappy. Having watched this several times with friends and family, everyone has enjoyed it and its well worth the time.

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