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Mario's War (2005)

La guerra di Mario (original title)
A rebellious little boy has been taken away from his abusive mother and placed in the temporary care of a young couple. And while Mario is a singular child, commendably portrayed by the ... See full summary »

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Marco Grieco ...
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Sandro
Imma Villa ...
Mirella
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A rebellious little boy has been taken away from his abusive mother and placed in the temporary care of a young couple. And while Mario is a singular child, commendably portrayed by the pugilistic Marco Grieco, what turns Antonio Capuano's Mario's War into a fine film is not just this penetrating performance but the sensitive depiction of the new world that envelops this young boy. This film gets to the heart of the restless struggle between an adult and a child who have to adapt to each other without the bond of a biological relationship. Giulia is a special woman who gratefully and bravely embraces her new foster son. As played by the wonderful Valeria Golino (recently seen in Respiro), we recognize her unbending strength and commitment to meeting this huge challenge. Not only does she have to grapple with every obstacle Mario throws at her, but she has to cope with the doubts and hesitation of Sandro (Andrea Renzi), the man she lives with and loves... Hovering uneasily over the ... Written by antonello

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So much passion went into this film
9 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bravissimo!!! Grazie Dio per "Cinema Italian Style." This film was arduous to view and you could feel everyone in the theater squirming in their seats. Brilliant intelligent film that demands you ask questions of yourself, your friends, society, the world and everything you thought to be true. It does not matter what country you are from because we are all a mess. Life is a messy affair, families are messy, this story is about the ultimate mess that we create. The monster is made at home in the kitchen. This movie only asks questions, it gives no solutions or answers, I'm certain it will never be released in the U.S... This film is so complex on so many levels that it is impossible to make the typical trivial comments. The passion, perceptions and intellect of everyone involved in the making of this movie is evident from the first frame. See it if you still believe film is an art form.


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