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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

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

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 April 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Open My Heart See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€6,706 (Italy), 4 May 2003, Limited Release
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Production Co:

Garibaldi Produzioni See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Italian psycho-drama
2 June 2003 | by neil57See all my reviews

I just saw this at the New Italian Cinema festival at NY's Lincoln center. While the digitally shot film was not without interest, it really comes across as re-tread of Chabrol, particularly in the last third. However the young director/writer/star's work is impressive when you consider she made this film for about $5,000 US.


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