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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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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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Caterina è una suora ed ha preso i voti provvisori da una mese quando andando per un parco incontra un uomo che ha trovato un neonato abbandonato e glielo affida per portarlo in ospedale. Dopo averlo fatto, Caterina comincia ad andare a trovare il piccolo e gli si affeziona tanto da tentare di risalire alla madre tramite il maglione in cui era avvolto. Arriva così fino ad Ernesto, quarantunanni, proprietario di una lavanderia lasciatagli assieme ai debiti dal padre. Ernesto è scontento della vita ed è tutto centrato sui suoi problemi tanto da non ricordare neanche i nomi delle sue collaboratrici. La madre del bambino è forse Teresa, sua ex dipendente ed Ernesto è forse il padre. Inizia così per Caterina una crisi sul suo stato di suora e per Ernesto la consapevolezza di non essere l'unico uomo disgraziato sulla terra. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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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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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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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Interludio 2
da "Salgari"
By Ludovico Einaudi
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One of the finest movies I've seen in a long while.
31 December 2000 | by mromanSee all my reviews

A quiet movie that makes you appreciate humanity. The characters are made very real, and you feel for their situation. It had me reflecting much on my own life and the people in it, where I was going, and such. Not sure how to describe how or why it moved me, but I suspect it was the combination of a) slow pacing, allowing you time to notice things in the lives portrayed, to draw your own conclusions, expectations, to identify with numerous little things that happen. b) a beautiful musical score c) fine acting d) fine cinematography e) numerous story threads, presented in a non-judgmental way, such as the novices struggling with the choice of nun-hood; the laundry-owner's aloof life; and the mother-daughter relationships. f) adequate suspense, in that you wanted to know how things would resolve Anyhow, am just very grateful for such movies being made.


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