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Respiro (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama | 22 May 2002 (Italy)
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On an impoverished Italian island, a free-spirited woman is accused of madness by townspeople fed up with her antics.

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Emanuele Crialese
21 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeria Golino ... Grazia
Vincenzo Amato ... Pietro
Francesco Casisa ... Pasquale
Veronica D'Agostino ... Marinella
Filippo Pucillo ... Filippo
Muzzi Loffredo Muzzi Loffredo ... Nonna
Elio Germano ... Pier Luigi
Avy Marciano Avy Marciano ... Velista Francese
Giuseppe del Volgo Giuseppe del Volgo ... Zio Pino
Matteo Solina Matteo Solina ... Zio Antonio
Vincenzo Barreca Vincenzo Barreca ... Cefalo
Pasquale De Rubels Pasquale De Rubels ... Bufalo
Francesco Edoardo Anglieri Francesco Edoardo Anglieri
Andrea Barreca Andrea Barreca
Donatella Battiali Donatella Battiali
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Storyline

Grazia is a mother of three who spends suffocating days packing fish while her husband Pietro is at sea. Her oft-erratic behavior leads Pietro into thinking she may need medical attention, and he prepares to send her off to a psychiatric institute in Milan. Their son Pasquale, the one person who understand his mother the most, vows to do whatever it takes to foil his father's plan. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for nudity and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [France]

Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian | Sicilian

Release Date:

22 May 2002 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Respiro See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€24,893 (Italy), 26 May 2002, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$94,452, 26 May 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,072,534, 16 November 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,216,879, 7 November 2003
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DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Che saccio (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

La bambola
(uncredited)
Written by Ruggero Cini, Franco Migliacci (as Francesco Migliacci), and Bruno Zambrini
Performed by Valeria Golino and Filippo Pucillo
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Sea, Sky and the Characters
15 September 2004 | by emreyav3See all my reviews

This movie is a good example of showing that it is possible to produce high quality films without spending too much. The scenario is very well written and characters are well chosen. Every single person fits their role very well that I couldn't help thinking that such a village really exists. Especially Grazia and her younger son are acting very well. The younger son is so natural and has great talent. As for the Grazia, she is showing the character of a caring and sometimes crazy mother with her gestures and talks. The landscape in the film makes you feel like going holiday in the Mediterranean. The sea, sky and the landscape are absolutely beautiful. After seeing this film, I have realized that the rural lives by the sea in many countries are similar, the differences are in the languages, but the feelings are same.


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