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L'uomo che verrà (2009)

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Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before. She lives in a rural area of central Italy. Her mother is pregnant again ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greta Zuccheri Montanari ...
Martina
Claudio Casadio ...
Armando
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Beniamina
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Lena
Vito ...
Signor Bugamelli (as Stefano 'Vito' Bicocchi)
Bernardo Bolognesi ...
Partigiano Gianni
Stefano Croci ...
Dino
Zoello Gilli ...
Dante
Francesca Gnech ...
Cielia
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Ufficiale medico SS
Giovanni Macchiavelli ...
Guglielmo Bugamelli
Germano Maccioni ...
Don Ubaldo Marchioni
Eleonora Mazzoni ...
Signora Bugamelli
Thaddäus Meilinger ...
Ufficiale SS
Francesco Modugno ...
Antonio
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Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before. She lives in a rural area of central Italy. Her mother is pregnant again and Martina lives for the arrival of her new brother. Meanwhile, the war is getting closer and closer, forcing the people of the village to tread a difficult path, torn between the partisan brigades and the Nazi Army. On practically the same day as the birth of Martina's brother, the SS start a massive roundup of civilians in the area, an infamous event that will come to be known as the Marzabotto massacre during which more than 770 people were killed in houses, cemeteries and churches. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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22 January 2010 (Italy)  »

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There is a scene of partisans walking through the snow at around 26:30. There are four shots in total, with three shots (1st, 2nd and 4th) showing seven partisans, and the other (3third shot showing nine partisans. See more »

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Su! del Nilo al sacro lido
  • Alto primo, scena primo da Aida

Music by Giuseppe Verdi and lyrics by Antonio Ghislanzoni
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beautifully shot historical events
12 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's Dec 1943 in rural Italy. Martina is a young girl who has stopped talking. The other kids pick on her. Her mother is pregnant after the lost of her baby brother. Her family works the family farm living under the Nazi occupation. Some of the villagers support the Partisans led by Wolf. The fighting between the Partisans and the Nazis escalate. The Germans round up the locals and massacre them. Martina survives the mass killings and find her newborn brother as the historical event takes place.

This takes a lesser known story, outside of Italy, and brings it onto the big screen from the point of view of a child. It is beautifully shot. The story meanders early on but the little girl is compelling enough to keep it interesting. The massacre itself is a rolling train of horrifying events. It's important to tell the tale and this does a good job doing it with beauty and sincerity.


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