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Red Like the Sky (2006)

Rosso come il cielo (original title)
A nearly sightless boy is sent to a school for blind children, where he secretly discovers the possibilities of the recorded sound.


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Francesco Campobasso ...
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Marco Cocci ...
Simone Colombari ...
Alessandro Fiori ...
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Andrea Gussoni ...
Michele Iorio ...
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Norman Mozzato ...
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The film is inspired by the true story of Mirco Mencacci, one of the most gifted Italian sound editors working today, who happens to be blind. A small village in Tuscany, 1971. Mirco is a bright, lively 10-year-old, crazy about the movies - especially Westerns and adventure films. His father, an incurable idealist, is a truck driver. One day, while Mirco is playing with an old rifle, the gun accidentally goes off; the boy is shot in the head. He survives, but loses his sight. At that time, Italian law considered blind people hopelessly handicapped, and did not permit them to attend public school. Hence, young Mirco's parents are forced to shut their son up in a "special school for the blind": the David Chiossone Institute in Genoa. In the beginning Mirco does not accept his new condition. But he is feisty and determined. When he finds an old tape recorder and a few used reels and discovers that by cutting and splicing tape he can create little fairy tales made only of sounds, a ... Written by Anonymous

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9 March 2007 (Italy)  »

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Rosso come il cielo  »

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That could be another deep drama movie (my stupid expectation, I confess).

It is so magic that I cried like a baby, but it was due the beauty of those fantastic souls that really had changed my "vision" ironically.

It make me think about the colors and predicates that we create and reproduce all the time, as our point of view, like our stigmas about the black or white, true or false, as if there's no gray out there and how we may under estimate the potential of the others.

I'm sure that I must watch this movie again sometime later to keep out of the track of the shepherds that fogs my vision :-)

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