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La masseria delle allodole (2007)

A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

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Nunik
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Ferzan
Alessandro Preziosi ...
Egon
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Ismene
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Aram
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Armineh
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Col. Arkan
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Nazim (as Mohammed Bakri)
Hristo Shopov ...
Isman
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Sarkis
Stefan Danailov ...
Presidente Tribunale
Linda Batista ...
Signora Turca
Assen Blatechki ...
Serg. Mudir
Marius Donkin ...
Dr. Krikor
Mariano Rigillo ...
Assadour
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A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

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See the Movie, Then Read the Book
29 May 2011 | by (Los Angeles, , CA) – See all my reviews

I LOVED the book, but didn't care for the movie at all. It was sitting on my TV for 5 weeks before I had the courage to watch it, and I was very disappointed. I just don't think it truly conveys the horror of the book or what actually happened 90+ years ago. Having read book after book, both fiction and non-fiction, about the Armenian Genocide I hoped for, and expected, a better movie. The acting was awkward, the cinematography was lacking and so much of the book was left out or changed that I doubt I would have been able to keep track of who was who or what was going on if I hadn't read the book (and I read it some 4 years ago.) Having said this, I still think it is worth seeing, if for no other reason than to support a film that no American distributor is willing to touch, and no American filmmaker or studio has the guts to make. See the movie, then PLEASE, PLEASE read the book!


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