MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 36,280 this week

The End Is My Beginning (2010)
"Das Ende ist mein Anfang" (original title)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 423 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 19 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 76 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 432 titles
created 02 Apr 2012
 
a list of 318 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1194 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 18 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The End Is My Beginning (2010)

The End Is My Beginning (2010) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The End Is My Beginning.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A promising law student from a good family is driven by a cool cardsharper into a downward spiral of criminality, thus discovering an evil part of himself he has never known.

Director: Daniele Vicari
Stars: Elio Germano, Michele Riondino, Chiara Caselli
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A dark drama centered on a 14-year-old boy and his neo-Nazi dad, who are both outcasts in their suburban town.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Filippo Timi, Elio Germano, Alvaro Caleca
Il coraggio (1955)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Aristide Paoloni salva dal Tevere dove si era gettato Gennaro Vaccariello. Il fatto gli torna comodo anche perchè le elezioni sono vicine. Ma il giorno dopo il salvataggio Gennaro si ... See full summary »

Director: Domenico Paolella
Stars: Totò, Gino Cervi, Irene Galter
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s.

Director: Daniele Luchetti
Stars: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Antonio is a lonely man who works as a driver of luxury cars. Outside of his work, he spends his time reading science fiction novels, and, especially by night, driving through the streets ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Piccioni
Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Sandra Ceccarelli, Silvio Orlando
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Giuliano Montaldo
Stars: Predrag Manojlovic, Carolina Crescentini, Roberto Herlitzka
The Landlords (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Edoardo Gabbriellini
Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Elio Germano, Gianni Morandi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Mohammed Soudani
Stars: Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Pasquale Aleardi, Jean-Luc Bideau
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

While Suzanna and her husband have just moved into their private property for the summer, it is shocked by a scene of violence they witness on the way races.

Director: Ivano De Matteo
Stars: Antonio Catania, Myriam Catania, Iaia Forte
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Wolfgang Panzer
Stars: Bruno Ganz, Ulrich Tukur, Marie Bäumer
40+ sucht neue Liebe (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Andi Niessner
Stars: Nina Kronjäger, Oliver Stokowski, Marco Bretscher-Coschignano
Fallen Heroes (2007)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A psychologically damaged youth decides to kill his parents.

Director: Paolo Franchi
Stars: Bruno Todeschini, Elio Germano, Irène Jacob
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Tiziano Terzani
...
Folco Terzani
Erika Pluhar ...
Angela Terzani
...
Saskia Terzani
Nicolò Fitz-William Lay ...
Novi
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 October 2010 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A vég nekem a kezdet  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

€3,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: 24/06/2011 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
When the transposition from literature to film doesn't work
4 April 2011 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Transpositions of books to the screen are always difficult and partial, being the evocative power of the written word so distant from the directness and evidence of the visual image. Still more difficult it is when the book is a collection of thoughts and reflections passed by a father shortly before dying to his son, during some open-air dialogues. Tiziano Terzani has been a highly committed Italian journalist, who worked for 30 years for a German daily, as a correspondent in eastern countries in hot spots of Vietnam under war, and China under Mao, who, after discovering of suffering from cancer, devoted himself to the study and the practice of oriental spirituality, spending some solitary time in the Himalaya, and finally coming back to his home-place to spend his final days, enriched and enlivened by a strong sense of inner peace. In the movie, all his professional life is only taken for granted, and focus is laid on the spiritual and human depth he has reached throughout his life. This may be a choice of adherence to the book, but this is also the weakest and most unconvincing aspect of the picture, because whereas the book affords each reader the necessary individual time, and space to reflect upon each single page and phrase, the movie, which has the need to give as much as possible a comprehensive idea of a human soul, in a reasonable time run, results in a kind of forced "concentration" of reflections, quotations, opinions, ranging from Chinese Marxism to a universal communion between man and nature, with many topics in-between. Interesting and deep topics, indeed, but which sound too much, too methodically in sequence, in order to communicate as much as possible information about the man, but without the necessary time to assimilate them. In the end, the movie, instead of communicating peace of mind and soul, conveys an urgency of passing information. And even if Bruno Ganz proves perfect in his interpretation, some pathos in his pre-packed dialogues with his son is missing, and I found it difficult to empathize with him and his accounts. There are probably books that refuse cinema transpositions simply because demanding time, pauses, reflection, going back and forward, that cinema cannot obviously allow to the viewer. I think that the book "La fine è il mio inizio" belongs to this category: its intrinsic nature would make any transposition, however good and structured, always inadequate, recognizing the written word as its only appropriate means of expression.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I haven't seen this movie danilosviana
Tiziano is a self-centred, egoistic, self-praising jerry4444
Discuss The End Is My Beginning (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?