Gabriele Rossetti returns to southern Italy to say a last farewell to his father, a former stationmaster in a small town not far from Bari. The old man reawakens in him memories of his ... See full summary »
On September 2nd, 1636, Porzia Maria Colonna leaves the Atri Convent. She has to reach her betrothed and she is escorted as the hazards are many. In fact, after a bandit assault, the ... See full summary »
When her father, Giancarlo is transferred to Rome from the small country town of Montalto Di Castro, Caterina, a 12 years old girl, will discover her new classmates, a totally new world, an... See full summary »
The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, ... See full summary »
Francesco Di Leva
Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, when he finds the remains of an ... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
Luigi Lo Cascio,
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The plot is somehow inspired by Brothers Karamazov: there is a murder and four brothers, whose temper is similar to Dostoesvkij's character temper. But the killer is not the same. See more »
Near the end, when brothers are throwing little stones at the bell, the sky is all orange and clearly after sunset in the first shots. Immediaately after it turns light blue and more brilliant, as in the end of the afternoon. See more »
I recently saw this at the 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival and of the 31 films I saw there this would make my top 5. Actor/writer/director Sergio Rubini cast himself as loan shark/nightclub operator and local villain Tonio and delivers a great sinister film character. Luigi (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) had been in exile from his village in the southern Italian area of Puglia as a teenager and has become a college professor in Milan in the north. He must return to his hometown to sign some papers concerning the family property that he owns with his brothers and becomes swept up in murder, intrigue, romance, revenge, his past and his dysfunctional family. Michel (Emilio Solfrizzi) is the local politician brother who is in debt to Tonio. Mario (Paolo Briguglia) is the youngest brother who has dedicated his life to community service in caring for the less fortunate and the handicapped. Aldo (Massimo Venturiello) is the macho and threatening half-brother who lives on and works the large family farm that has been in the family for generations. It's a crime drama with lots of dark comedy and a great cast in the roles of some great screen characters. Fabio Cianchetti is the cinematographer who photographed last year's La Bestia nel cuore that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film. Claudia Gerini as Laura, Giovann Di Rauso as Angela and Alisa Bystrova as Tania round out the cast. An entertaining and great looking film from Italy I would give this an 8.5 out of 10 and recommend it to all audiences.
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