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While waiting for the brain surgery of his daughter Angela, victim of a motorcycle accident, the surgeon Timoteo (Sergio Castellitto) recalls his torrid affair with and passion for Italia (Penélope Cruz), a simple woman from slums in the periphery of the big city where he lives. The ghost of the beloved and sexual object of desire Italia chases him in his memories.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sabrina Impacciatore was determined to play Italia and prepared very hard for the role. When she auditioned, director Sergio Castellitto was so impressed with her performance that he hugged her and, a couple of days later, she was told that she had won the part. However, one month later, the producers decided to replace her with Penélope Cruz. See more »
I loved the film, its 'fellinesque' atmosphere and characters. It is lyrical, dramatic, realistic and poetic... It represents a mixture of real and surreal elements, of personal and social issues. Castellitto topped his performance in the "L'uomo delle stelle". His talent as an actor and a director shines through this film. Unbelievable performance also by Cruz, who picked up on the new wave of Hollywood actresses playing unattractive women (Kidman, Theron). I was pleasantly surprised by it! What a break from Hollywood! No doubt this film deserves all the prizes there are to win. Overall, it is a classic which I will watch and re-watch again and again - there is so much more than one can see at the first viewing. Thank you, Sergio!
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