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Sicily! (1999)

Sicilia! (original title)
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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Elio Vittorini (novel)
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Cast overview:
Gianni Buscarino Gianni Buscarino ... Il figlio
Vittorio Vigneri Vittorio Vigneri ... L'arrotino
Angela Nugara Angela Nugara ... La madre
Carmelo Maddio Carmelo Maddio ... Il venditore di arance
Angela Durantini Angela Durantini ... Moglie del venditore di arance
Simone Nucatola Simone Nucatola ... Poliziotto
Ignazio Trombello Ignazio Trombello ... Poliziotto
Giovanni Interlandi Giovanni Interlandi ... Il Gran Lombardo
Giuseppe Bonta Giuseppe Bonta ... Il catanese
Mario Baschieri 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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Italy | France | Germany

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Italian

Release Date:

15 September 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Gente da Sicília See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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The are three different versions of this movie, all edited by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub using different takes of the same scenes. See more »


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String Quartet No. 15 a A minor, Op. 132
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Boring Return Home
27 February 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

A Sicilian that emigrated to the United States of America fifteen years ago return to his hometown in Sicily to visit his mother. He has conversations with a orange picker in the train station and then with another passenger in the train. When he meets his mother, she discloses revelations about his childhood and her sentimental life. Last he has a small talk with a knife-sharpener.

"Sicilia!" is a boring movie about the homecoming of a man after many years living abroad. Along his journey back home, the situation of the unsophisticated Sicily is disclosed through his conversations with his countrymen. This low-budget black and white film might be interesting for people from Sicily or from First World Countries, but I found it dull and painful to watch. This movie was released in Brazil on VHS by Cult Films Distributor. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Gente da Sicília" ("People of the Sicily")


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