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The Rebel (1993)

La ribelle (original title)
Enza, 16, a drop out, is arrested with her older sister, Rosaria, for shoplifting. They're sent to a reformatory run by hard-nosed nuns. The girls tease Enza because she's a virgin. So, on ... See full summary »

Director:

Aurelio Grimaldi

Writers:

Aurelio Grimaldi (novel), Aurelio Grimaldi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penélope Cruz ... Enza
Stefano Dionisi ... Franchino
Lorenza Indovina Lorenza Indovina
Marco Leonardi ... Sebastiano
Tony Palazzo Tony Palazzo
Lucia Sardo Lucia Sardo
Rosa Pianeta Rosa Pianeta
Imma Piro Imma Piro
Laura Betti ... Sister Valida
Daniele Galea Daniele Galea ... Carabinere 1
Cesare Apolito Cesare Apolito ... Carabinere 2
Paola Ciampi Paola Ciampi ... Insegnante cucito
Raffaela Davi Raffaela Davi ... Suora portinara
Aurora Quattrocchi Aurora Quattrocchi ... Giudice
Edda Sabatini Edda Sabatini ... Suora cantante
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Storyline

Enza, 16, a drop out, is arrested with her older sister, Rosaria, for shoplifting. They're sent to a reformatory run by hard-nosed nuns. The girls tease Enza because she's a virgin. So, on the first Sunday she's allowed a pass, she goes to bed with Sebastiano, a young street vendor who chats her up. Enza thinks it's love, but when the authorities ask him if he wants her to live with him, he says no. On her next visit home, Enza meets Franchino. He seems nicer and passes her test: he sleeps beside her but keeps his hands off. This must be love, she thinks. Then, through her sister, she sees another side of Franchino. Now pregnant, Enza has major, long-term decisions to make. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 August 1993 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La rebelde See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Agosto D'Inverno
By Aurelio Grimaldi and Carlo Crivelli
Performed by Rosella Pastorino
Edited by BMG Ariola
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The passion of the life.
20 April 2000 | by elulitoSee all my reviews

Very good film indeed, with Enza's searching for love, and founding it at last in the baby who grows inside. This is the first movie I saw made for Aurelio Grimaldi, but certainly I like it.Penélope Cruz offers a great actuation, good for her.


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