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Sicilia! (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 September 1999 (France)
A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow ... See full summary »

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Gianni Buscarino ...
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Moglie del venditore di arance
Simone Nucatola ...
Poliziotto
Ignazio Trombello ...
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Il Gran Lombardo
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Il catanese
Mario Baschieri ...
Il vecchino
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A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener. Written by Will Gilbert

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String Quartet No. 15 a A minor, Op. 132
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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nope
6 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This might be the most broadly appealing film I've seen from Huillet/Straub. Bleak, challenging and funny, it's also deeply human in ways that even non-cineasts can relate to. Best known for their extraordinary landscapes, H&S were also masters of the close-up. The last shot of the outraged historian in History Lessons is equaled here by the final image of the mother in this film. Grotesque, ignorant (and leftist) but also deeply vulnerable, the scolding and hypocritical mother might be, in the conventional sense, the greatest character H&S ever brought to screen.


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