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Il prato (1979)

Giovanni, a Milan youth heads to poverty-plagued Tuscany to sell some property. Giovanni falls in with several small-town rebels.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michele Placido ... Enzo
Saverio Marconi Saverio Marconi ... Giovanni
Isabella Rossellini ... Eugenia
Giulio Brogi ... Sergio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Cepeda
Angela Goodwin Angela Goodwin ... Giovannis mother
Mirio Guidelli Mirio Guidelli
Luigi Mezzanotte Luigi Mezzanotte
Remo Remotti Remo Remotti
Ermanno Taviani Ermanno Taviani ... Stefano
Patrizia Terreno Patrizia Terreno
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Giovanni, a Milan youth heads to poverty-plagued Tuscany to sell some property. Giovanni falls in with several small-town rebels.

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From the director of PADRE PADRONE

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Country:

Italy

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Italian

Release Date:

6 September 1979 (Italy) See more »

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The Meadow See more »

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Utopia in Italy.
1 August 2001 | by ItalianGerrySee all my reviews

Shot in the Tuscan countryside, "Il prato" examines the possibilities of realizing what could be termed Utopian ideals in the Marxist-agrarian context of developing a direct understanding of the land as a source of spiritual and material nourishment. The landscape of multi-towered San Gimignano is used as a focus of the conflicting emotions of three protagonists: an agricultural student, a young woman whose passion is political theatre (Isabella Rossellini), and a former law student whose real passion is cinema. Also starring Saverio Marconi, who had the lead role in the Taviani Brothers' "Padre Padrone" and Giulio Brogi, seen in their "Saint Michael Had a Rooster."


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