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Dormant Beauty (2012)
"Bella addormentata" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  6 September 2012 (Italy)
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A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.

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Uliano Beffardi
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Pier Giorgio Bellocchio ...
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Marito della Divina Madre (as Gian Marco Tognazzi)
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A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.

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Loosely based on the controversial, real-life case of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who lived 17 years in a vegetative state, until her family took the decision to discontinue the tube feeding. The case was the focus of a court battle between supporters and opponents of euthanasia. One of the segments of the film (the one starring Toni Servillo as a politician) refers to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's last-minute decision to issue a decree that would have forced the treatment of Eluana. See more »

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Dormant Italy
19 July 2013 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I liked Maurice Yacowar review and I agree mostly in what is saying, but for me is missing a jump in the analysis in order to see not only the factual elements but also the implicit meaning of the film. I think that the film is trying to show the sleeping Italy with Berlusconi and the beginning of the wake up. Although various review critic the political episode, for me it is clear the similarity of the actual way of doing politic with the Roman Empire, including the hot bath, the tunics. In the end, when Rosa the drugged woman opens the window and do not pull down, it is clear that life is gaining and Italy is waking and can live again.


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