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Shadows in the Sun (2005)

The Shadow Dancer (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 13 November 2005 (USA)
An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.

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Brad Mirman

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Brad Mirman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Keitel ... Weldon
Joshua Jackson ... Jeremy
Claire Forlani ... Isabella
Giancarlo Giannini ... Father Moretti
John Rhys-Davies ... Mr. Andrew Benton
Armando Pucci ... Gustavo
Valéria Cavalli ... Amalia
Silvia De Santis Silvia De Santis ... Dinnie
Bianca Guaccero ... Maura
Ken Drury ... McBain
Anna Lelio Anna Lelio ... Elderly Woman
Bernardino Mili Bernardino Mili ... Postman
Leiva Nanzi Leiva Nanzi ... Woman Singer
Stomy Bugsy ... Emanuele
Albert Dray Albert Dray ... Alberto Carina
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An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.

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In life, each man must find his own path.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK | France | Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadows in the Sun See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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None of the main 3 actors are of the nationality they play. Harvey Keitel plays an Italian. He was born in Brooklyn, NY. Claire Forlani also plays an Italian. She was born in England. Joshua Jackson plays a Briton. He was born in Canada. See more »

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[first lines]
Jeremy Taylor: You wanted to see me, sir?
Mr. Benton: You read The Times this morning?
Mr. Benton: Avershays Press announced a deal with Irving Gattinger.
Jeremy Taylor: Gattinger said that he was done with writing.
Mr. Benton: Yes. He hasn't written a book in 10 years.
Jeremy Taylor: It's a brilliant move. Based on name recognition alone, it'll be an instant bestseller.
Mr. Benton: Yes. What do you think about Weldon Parish?
Jeremy Taylor: Parish is one of my personal favorites. Why, are you thinking of signing him? The man hasn't written anything in 20 years.
Mr. Benton: All the more reason.
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References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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Lunar Dancing Motif
Written by F. Gaillon
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A box of delights for every romantic and dreamer out there!
6 February 2006 | by mark5bardias5See all my reviews

The 'Shadow Dancer' is a very defined and entertaining film. It delivered everything and met my very high expectations, after watching a box of delights flourish in an amazing backdrop of rural Italy. This film is such a light hearted treat it would be a crime if it did not get a worldwide release. The lead characters are awesome and the chemistry between them is a testament not only to their acting but Brad Mirman's script and direction of the movie.

A brilliant Harvey Keitel takes Joshua Jackson under his wing and the two deliver an entertaining insight into the world of writing with sublime performances. Then of course there is the beautiful Claire Forlani who adds sweetness and dexterity to a fabulous cast and story. I would like to see more films written and directed by Brad Mirman for here he has delivered a truly wonderful film that makes you feel alive and wanting to believe again. For this particular genre of film it is up there with the best. If you are a romantic and a dreamer then watch this film.


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