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Le Quattro Volte (2010)

Le quattro volte (original title)
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An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have ... See full summary »
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Il Vecchio Pastore
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I carbonai di Serra San Bruno
Nazareno Timpano ...
I carbonai di Serra San Bruno
Artemio Vallone ...
I carbonai di Serra San Bruno
Domenico Cavallo ...
Il Pastore
Santo Cavallo ...
Il Pastore
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Il Pastore
Isidoro Chiera ...
Il Prete
Iolanda Manno ...
La Perpetua
Cesare Ritorito ...
Il Chierichetto
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An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. He is sick, and believes to find his medicine in the dust he collects on the church floor, which he drinks in his water every day. Written by Anonymous

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Le Quattro Volte  »

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$16,192 (USA) (1 April 2011)

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$152,530 (USA) (16 September 2011)
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The film is comprised of long takes. One of them lasts an astounding 8 minutes. See more »

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The end credits also include a silver fir, the goats of Caulonia and the coal of Calabria among the cast members. See more »

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Beautiful, touching film
3 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Le Quattro Volte is the essence of fine film making, of film making as art that does not need to rely on technological camouflage to tell an engrossing human story. Who needs violence, car chases, explosions, and overwhelming special effects when there are films like this to be seen? If you have ever spent just a single day allowing yourself to be totally absorbed into a small, isolated town (this one just happens to be in the hills of southern Italy), this film will evoke visceral feelings from deep within you of recollection, pathos, and respect for tradition and simple human dignity. With practically no dialog, it is a visual tone poem that speaks volumes about the nature, pace, toils, loneliness, and devotion to ritual of small, traditional communities everywhere.


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