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Open My Heart (2002)

Aprimi il cuore (original title)
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Maria has worked as a prostitute since her mother died 15 years ago. Her younger sister Catarina is now a shy 17-year old, devoted to art and music, and the lover of her elder sibling, who ... See full summary »

Director:

Giada Colagrande

Writers:

Giada Colagrande (story), Giada Colagrande (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Giada Colagrande ... Caterina
Natalie Cristiani ... Maria
Claudio Botosso Claudio Botosso ... Giovanni
Filippo Timi ... Customer
Tonino De Bernardi Tonino De Bernardi ... Customer
Andrea Fogli Andrea Fogli ... Customer
Luisa Merloni Luisa Merloni ... Customer's Widow
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Giampiero Casaceli Giampiero Casaceli
Francesco Di Pace Francesco Di Pace
Bice Gasparrini Bice Gasparrini ... Dance Teacher
Ciro Giorgini Ciro Giorgini
Stefania Marchisio Stefania Marchisio
Paulo César Saraceni Paulo César Saraceni
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Maria has worked as a prostitute since her mother died 15 years ago. Her younger sister Catarina is now a shy 17-year old, devoted to art and music, and the lover of her elder sibling, who allows her to leave the apartment only to attend dance class. But when Catarina meets a man there, another forbidden love blossoms. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama

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sister-lovers shake up their routine
31 May 2003 | by artbloseSee all my reviews

Considering the overt slickness of recent Italian fare such as Last Kiss and Casomai, I guess I should be overjoyed by this. Quick synopsis: Older sister's a hooker, younger sister's 17, never been kissed (well, almost), not let out of the house except to go to dance class, hooker sister helps younger one with Dante, Kepler and the poetry of John Donne. Good start huh? Well, things just get more fun from there, and I won't spoil the noirish, lynchian paths this DV enterprise takes. The sex scenes are more squirmy than erotic, and the director's idea to flash occasionally at Renaissance-period biblical depictions immediately after some sordid event seems an un-subtle moralizing (I'll take my perversions straight, so to speak, and make up my own mind about the moral call later). However, this is Italy, so maybe it was just real nice wallpaper in a corner of the room we didn't see normally.

Not entirely a success, but an interesting first try from the director.

Could supplant Donnie Darko as a midnight movie attraction in a few college towns, but I don't see it making too many best-of lists.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 April 2003 (Italy) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,049, 19 December 2004

Gross USA:

$4,381

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,381
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Garibaldi Produzioni See more »
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1.85 : 1
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