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Shadows in the Sun (2005)

The Shadow Dancer (original title)
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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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Sway (Quien Será)
Written by Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Dean Martin
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A beautiful film
14 January 2005 | by PunchandJudySee all my reviews

I saw this film at an advance screening. Jeremy (Joshua Jackson) works for a publisher in London and dreams of being a writer. When he is sent to a small village in Tuscany to find Weldon Parish (Harvey Keitel) a reclusive writer who has stopped writing, his life is forever changed. What follows is a funny and heart-warming story of two men and their journey to overcome their fears. Keitel and Jackson are wonderful in their roles. I was not quite sure what to expect from Jackson having only seen him play teenage roles before, but he shows that he can hold his ground and carry and film on his own.

While there Jeremy meets Weldon's daughter Isabella, played by the stunningly beautiful Claire Forlani and soon the two of them fall in love.

Another star of this film is it's locations. They are absolutely breath-taking. If anyone knows the name of the village they filmed in I would love to know.

The director lets the actors do their job without obtrusive camera moves. In my opinion there are too few movies like this made today. There is no action here, just real characters, with real problems. This is a movie about dreams and having the courage and faith to follow them.

A Beautiful, beautiful movie.


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