Thirteen year-old Marta has recently moved back to southern Italy with her mother and older sister and struggles to find her place, restlessly testing the boundaries of an unfamiliar city and the catechism of the Catholic church.
The film is about the workers unpaid for six years who decide to lay down the driveway in front of their factory. Oki is an unemployed factory worker and union leader. His son Gruja is a ... See full summary »
The thing is, that you might want to like this movie and want it to be like a neo-realistic masterpiece (I know I wanted to like it but it didn't work, wasn't meant to be. Instead you get a slow moving drama, that flashes ... but only into the back (flashbacks to be exact) or the past to be exact.
It's not that it's a bad movie per se or that the actors aren't any good. It's just that the story drags and it seems as if does not have anything in particular to say. Which wouldn't be a bad thing, if it were just out there to entertain, but for a movie that's supposed to have a message, it's just to little to get excited about. There's nothing much about the story that fully works, a short summary can be read here at IMDb though
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