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Fiorile (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama | 2 February 1994 (USA)
While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti ... See full summary »

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Paolo Taviani (story), Vittorio Taviani (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Bigagli Claudio Bigagli ... Corrado / Alessandro
Galatea Ranzi Galatea Ranzi ... Elisabette / Elisa
Michael Vartan ... Jean / Massimo
Lino Capolicchio ... Luigi
Constanze Engelbrecht Constanze Engelbrecht ... Juliette
Athina Cenci Athina Cenci ... Gina
Giovanni Guidelli ... Elio
Norma Martelli Norma Martelli ... Livia
Pier Paolo Capponi ... Duilio
Carlo Luca De Ruggieri Carlo Luca De Ruggieri ... Renzo
Laurent Schilling Laurent Schilling
Fritz Müller-Scherz Fritz Müller-Scherz ... University Professor (as Fritz Mueller Scherz)
Laura Scarimbolo Laura Scarimbolo ... Alfredina
Elisa Giani Elisa Giani ... Simona (as Elisa Giami)
Ciro Esposito Ciro Esposito ... Emilio
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Storyline

While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti fell in love with French soldier Jean - but while Jean was distracted, Elisabetta's brother Corrado stole some gold that Jean was guarding, and set the curse in train. The Benedettis become wealthy, corrupt and hated by their former friends, who rename them the Maledettis - the cursed. The childrens' grandfather Massimo is the last man to be directly affected by the curse - but will he pass it onto them? Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Journey through a wondrous Taviani folk tale.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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Italy | France | Germany

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

2 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Flower See more »

Filming Locations:

Tuscany, Italy

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$429,184
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Sergio Albelli's first film. See more »


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Ninna Nanna Del Coltella
Composed by Nicola Piovani
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An enchanting magical journey across the generations of Tuscany
2 July 2000 | by Roncito-2See all my reviews

If you've been looking for a great story, beautifully told, watch this movie. Like many Italian films, it portrays truths that are absent the linear, "everything has to pay off" American cinema. The story drifts in and out of different epochs with clever transitions that would make David Lean jealous. The actors are uniformly excellent with special praise owed to the exquisite Galatea Ranzi.

This is a film that can be seen again and again and enjoyed each time for the new discoveries and pleasures that it brings.


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