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Del perduto amore (1998)

In the 1950s a young teacher, close to the ideals of the left, tries to help the most vulnerable people through teaching.

Director:

Michele Placido
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... Liliana
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Antonio, Gerardo's father
Rocco Papaleo ... Cucchiaro
Enrico Lo Verso ... Dott. Satriano
Rino Cassano Rino Cassano ... Don Gaetano
Michele Placido ... Don Gerardo
Piero Pischedda Piero Pischedda ... Gerardo
Sergio Rubini ... Italo
Lorenzo Gentile Lorenzo Gentile ... Don Vincenzo, Liliana's uncle
Giovanni Paolicelli Giovanni Paolicelli ... Pasquale
Giovanna Staffieri Giovanna Staffieri ... Miluccia, Gerardo's sister
Luigi Pirozzi Luigi Pirozzi ... Marullo
Luciana Paolicelli Luciana Paolicelli ... Teresa, Gerardo's mother
Milla Sannoner Milla Sannoner ... Magda, Liliana's mother
Nanni Tamma Nanni Tamma
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In the 1950s a young teacher, close to the ideals of the left, tries to help the most vulnerable people through teaching.

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Un film sui sentimenti e le passioni, le passioni ideologiche e i sentimenti affettivi, le utopie della ragione, le follie dei sensi e la bellezza del cuore

Genres:

Drama

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Great movie connecting personal with political affairs
19 December 1998 | by HackiSee all my reviews

One can really feel the 50s of an old Italian town, when watching this movie. Most of the pictures are shot on grey and rainy days, giving the action something of a dull-looking background. Yet before this background we get to know a twelve-year-old boy who is kicked off a boarding-school and comes home to Sardinia. Here, he is looking for some "source of education" and gets in contact with a young emancipated communist woman in her 20s who he, wanting to become a priest, feels somehow attracted to. Immediately he is torn into the on-going dispute between the corrupt DC (Christian Democratic party) and the other parties. In the end we learn, that the young woman's struggle is hopeless in the world she's living in, but that emotional warmth will always be there - even in rough times.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Liliana e Gerardo See more »

Filming Locations:

Matera, Basilicata, Italy

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Mono

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Color
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