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Not of This World (1999)

Fuori dal mondo (original title)
The rumpled owner of a dry-cleaning firm joins forces with a nun to care for an abandoned baby.

Director:

Giuseppe Piccioni

Writers:

Giuseppe Piccioni (story), Gualtiero Rosella (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Margherita Buy ... Sister Caterina
Silvio Orlando ... Ernesto
Carolina Freschi Carolina Freschi ... Teresa
Maria Cristina Minerva Maria Cristina Minerva ... Esmeralda
Sonia Gessner Sonia Gessner ... Mother Superior
Alessandro Di Natale Alessandro Di Natale ... Gabriele, the policeman
Riccardo De Torrebruna Riccardo De Torrebruna
Stefano Abbati Stefano Abbati
Fabio Sartor
Giuliana Lojodice Giuliana Lojodice ... Caterina's mother
Marina Massironi ... Marina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tania Casartelli Tania Casartelli ... Madre Generale
Gaia Catullo Gaia Catullo ... Sposa
Alessandra Comerio Alessandra Comerio ... Teresa's Mother
Daniela Cristofori Daniela Cristofori ... Nurse
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Storyline

Caterina is a nun and has taken provisional vows for a month when she goes to a park when she meets a man who has found an abandoned baby boy and entrusts him to take him to the hospital. After doing so, Caterina begins to visit the little one and becomes attached to him so much that he tries to trace his mother through the sweater in which he was wrapped. This goes as far as Ernesto, forty-one, owner of a laundry left to him with his father's debts. Ernesto is unhappy with life and is all centered on his problems so as not to even remember the names of his collaborators. The boy's mother is perhaps Teresa, his former employee and Ernesto is perhaps the father. Thus began a crisis for Catherine as a nun and for Ernesto the awareness of not being the only unfortunate man on earth. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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italy | sweater | baby | dry cleaning | nun | See All (49) »

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Le cose che vogliamo accadono sempre nel momento sbagliato troppo presto, troppo tardi, un pò prima, un pò dopo.

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Drama

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Interludio 2
da "Salgari"
By Ludovico Einaudi
P 1995 BMG Ricordi spa
ed. casa Ricordi
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Warm, human, real -- all that is best about Italian film!!!
6 May 2000 | by mintonmediaSee all my reviews

Had I known beforehand that this was a film about a nun who finds a baby in a park, I probably would have avoided it like the plague. Yet, from this premise that promises only the worst kind of sentimentality came the best film I'd seen in years. There is sentiment, to be sure, but it is earned -- superbly so -- by the honesty and intelligence of the performances, script and direction.

This film lets us spend time with ordinary, unforgettable people facing the simple, terrible problems of everyday life, first alone, and then together. It shows us that even those who think they are "not of this world" are bound to it by the humanity we share. It will make you smile in recognition, laugh at our follies and, I dare say, sniffle a bit as well. You may well find yourself lusting for a life-affirming, earthy experience at the end and, like one of the main characters, tearing into a bar of chocolate.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

26 March 1999 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Not of This World See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Lombardia, Italy

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$284,907
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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