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Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe middle-class family. But a big secret is hidden within her heart. Sabina wants to contact again her brother, a University teacher in the US, to try to understand what is happened in their past. What is the secret? She is determined to bring clarity and serenity in her life. She finally manages to free herself from her "beast inside the heart". Written by
This uncomfortable psychological drama does not get as much mileage as it should due to unnecessary subplot's that overstay their welcome by the time the third act finally ends. Nonetheless, lead Giovanna Mezzogiorno gives an engaging tour into the quiet torment that begins to seep back into her mind once a family death sets the film in motion. Marred by it's overachieved Oscar nominee, this is still a worthwhile experience into old cobwebs of the mind, highlighted by it's eerie past-sequence cinematography, but distracted and offset by the underdeveloped, sometimes silly "supporting" characters. As the final scene faded, I was painfully reminded of the powerful themes this film has to offer, and hope amongst much filler their purpose is not lost on an unengaged audience.
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