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  (in credits order)

Valeria Solarino ... Angela / Angelo

Isabella Ragonese ... Sara
Ennio Fantastichini ... Salvatore

Giselda Volodi ... Lucia
Marco Foschi ... Tommaso
Ester Cucinotti ... Concetta
Giovanni Moschella ... Don Pantaleo
Alessio Vassallo ... Nicolino
Sergio Vespertino ... Vincenzo
Aurora Quattrocchi ... Ciarmavermi
Emanuela Corso ... Angela bambina
Giacoma Basiricò ... Sara bambina
Maurizio Anastasi ... Barone

Lucrezia Lante della Rovere ... Baronessa
Corrado Fortuna ... Ventura

Maria Grazia Cucinotta ... Agnese
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Flora Arcuri ... Levatrice
Ugo Bentivegna ... Rosario
Fabrizio Bilello ... Primo Soldato
Riccardo Campo ... Tommaso Bambino
Giovanni Costa ... Nicolino Bambino
Adriano Giammanco ... Filippo
Giancarlo Ingrassia ... Secondo Soldato
Guglielmo Lentini ... Sergente
Marco Lipari ... Ventura Bambino
Benedetto Lo Monaco ... Don Tano

Filippo Luna ... Dottore Visita Militare
Gionata Maiorca ... Prigioniero
Manrilo Mangano ... Cavatore
Pietro Massari ... Medico
Pietro Miraudo ... Neonato
Claudia Potenza ... Suora
Valeria Rinella ... Moglie Tommaso
Sirio Salamanna ... Uomo

Directed by
Donatella Maiorca 
Writing credits
Giacomo Pilati (novel)

Donatella Maiorca (screenplay) &
Pina Mandolfo (screenplay) &
Mario Cristiani (screenplay) &
Donatella Diamanti (screenplay)

Giacomo Pilati (dialogue supervisor)

Produced by
Maria Grazia Cucinotta .... producer
Giovanna Emidi .... producer
Silvia Natili .... executive producer
Silvia Natili .... producer
Rosanna Thau .... producer
Giulio Violati .... producer
Original Music by
Wil Malone 
Gianna Nannini 
Cinematography by
Roberta Allegrini 
Film Editing by
Marco Spoletini 
Casting by
Jorgelina Depetris Pochintesta 
Production Design by
Beatrice Scarpato 
Art Direction by
Rosalia Maria Lia Canino  (as Rosalia Maria Canino)
Costume Design by
Sabrina Beretta 
Lia Francesca Morandini 
Makeup Department
Lorella De Rossi .... makeup designer
Francesco Pegoretti .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Luigi Filippo Manzollino .... production manager
Paolo Venditti .... production manager
Monica Verzolini .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Davide Gambino .... second assistant director
Mauro Lodi .... second assistant director
Federico Nuti .... first assistant director
Sara Rosato .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Emiliano Cobai .... dubbing mixer
Enzo Diliberto .... foley artist
Francesca Genevois .... dialogue and sound editor
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Fabrizio Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Massimo di Domenico .... electrician
Emanuele Salvatore .... key grip
Tiziano Saraca .... second assistant camera
Massimo Virzì .... grip
Casting Department
Mangano Maurilio .... casting: children (as Maurilio Mangano)
Editorial Department
Giuliana Sarli .... assistant editor
Other crew
Stefania Buccini .... production coordinator
Lucille Cristaldi .... script supervisor
Lea Milana .... runner
Salvatore Ricciardi .... conform supervisor
Marco Ruggieri .... finishing
Roberto Almagià .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Viola di mare" - Italy (original title)
"Purple Sea" - USA (DVD title)
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105 min
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Viola di mare, 29 December 2014
Author: Avishikta Aditya from hyderabad, India

When societal norms are disputed and obstacles are prevalent, what determines the success of your love? Is it the tooth and nail battle against the world and its people or the helpless surrender to luck? This portrayal of two women in love takes you on a journey through childhood affection, blossoming of romance, institutional perils and delivers the two lovers of this story to the mysterious hands of fate. The small volcanic island of 19th century Italy conceives and begets the blooming of the difficult love story of Angela and Sara, leaving the viewers believing that love, like energy, only changes forms....and is neither created nor destroyed. The gender-bending manifestation of true affection and dedication portrayed by the movie is unprecedented.

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