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La Sicilia (1997)

| Comedy
When his car breaks down, Luigi, a retired miner, meets the rebellious Anita, an orphanage refugee. Together, they have to run from the law.

Director:

Luc Pien

Writer:

Dirk Chauvaux
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Cast

Credited cast:
Grégoire Baldari Grégoire Baldari ... Luigi Bertone
Daniela Bisconti Daniela Bisconti ... Buurvrouw
Sam Bogaerts Sam Bogaerts ... Vrachtwagenbestuurder
Francis D'Ostuni Francis D'Ostuni ... Buurman
Inge De Waele Inge De Waele ... Anita Onraed
Frank Kalishoek Frank Kalishoek ... Vrachtwagenbestuurder (2)
Hubert Koundé ... Désiré Mbuyu
Roland Lethem Roland Lethem ... Douanier
Tiziana Luzi Tiziana Luzi
Pietro Pizzuti Pietro Pizzuti ... Inspecteur Chiesi
Christof Ratajizak Christof Ratajizak
Isabelle Sadoyan Isabelle Sadoyan ... Waarzegster
Tiffany Schiavone Tiffany Schiavone
Ludo Troch Ludo Troch ... Douanier
Peter Van den Borre Peter Van den Borre ... Police officer
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For the first time in 18 years, Luigi Bertone (50), a retired miner, is returning to Sicily for his goddaughter's wedding. He bought himself a brand-new car to show off. But at the first lay-by, his car breaks down and he gets involved in a hold-up by Anita, a 17-year-old refugee from an orphanage. They have to run from the law now. Luigi, a conservative, childless, middle-aged man, is now stuck with a rebel who never had any real parents. Overcoming obstacles together, they grow to like each other. Written by Hannelore Goossens

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The first road-movie in which the hero can't start his own car!

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Comedy

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Entertaining Road Movie.
25 May 1999 | by Martin-117See all my reviews

A fairly un-demanding road movie about a Sicilian migrant worker in Belgium, driving home, for the first time in many years, in his brand new car. Soon after leaving he is hi-jacked by a semi-delinquent young woman.

A slightly implausible, light hearted, family entertainment, type of film that cannot be compared to the thematically similar, but much more serious, artistic film by Theo Angelopolous, the Beekeeper. Still it is a well made film that offers interesting, though perhaps superficial, insights into the world of these, in some way, marginalised people.


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Country:

Belgium

Language:

Dutch | Italian | French

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