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Colpire al cuore (1982)

Emilio is a clever and introverted teenager who lives with intolerance the confidential relation between his father Dario, a left wing university professor, and his former student Giulia. ... See full summary »

Director:

Gianni Amelio

Writers:

Gianni Amelio (story), Vincenzo Cerami
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Dario
Laura Morante ... Giulia
Sonia Gessner Sonia Gessner ... Emilio's Mother
Laura Nucci ... Dario's Mother
Vanni Corbellini Vanni Corbellini ... Sandro Ferrari
Vera Rossi Vera Rossi ... Emilio's Sister
Matteo Cerami Matteo Cerami ... Matteo, the child
Fausto Rossi Fausto Rossi ... Emilio
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Emilio is a clever and introverted teenager who lives with intolerance the confidential relation between his father Dario, a left wing university professor, and his former student Giulia. When Sandro Ferrari, Giulia's lover, is killed at a roadblock, Emilio tells the police how the young man used to go to their home. Written by Francesco Capussela

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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 March 1983 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Blow to the Heart See more »

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Despite the success of the film and the personal recognition obtained, Fausto Rossi, who plays Emilio, has never wanted to shoot other movies. See more »

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Edited into Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano (1985) See more »

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End of paternal myth
3 May 2007 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

A story about duty and freedom nuances. About social walls and mixture between past and present. About the other as projection of your desire.About silence and strange skin of words, about images and discoveries, about measure of understanding and price of frustration.

Fight between generations, a father dependent of past's believes, his disciples, an teenager son for who the truth is essence of decent existence and its value is only way to be himself.

A dark film about gestures and secrets, about ethical symbols and cold relations, about sacrifice and innocence, about impossibility of confession and different worlds.

A film of suggestion and subtle beauty. Exploration of a crisis in shadow of social reality. End of paternal myth and travel inside good and bad.


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