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Cuore sacro (2005)

Irene, a workaholic, is forced to re-evaluate her priorities after the suicide of her two best friends.

Director:

Ferzan Ozpetek

Writers:

Ferzan Ozpetek (screenplay), Ferzan Ozpetek (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Barbora Bobulova ... Irene
Andrea Di Stefano ... Giancarlo
Lisa Gastoni ... Eleonora
Massimo Poggio ... Padre Carras
Camille Dugay Comencini Camille Dugay Comencini ... Benny
Gigi Angelillo Gigi Angelillo ... Aurelio (as Luigi Angelillo)
Erika Blanc ... Maria Clara
Caterina Vertova ... Angela
Stefano Santospago Stefano Santospago ... Giorgio
Michela Cescon ... Anna Maria
Elisabetta Pozzi Elisabetta Pozzi ... La psichiatra
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enrica Ajò Enrica Ajò ... Francesca
Fabrizio Apolloni
Sanghamitra Bakshi Sanghamitra Bakshi ... Maid (as Shoma)
Gianlorenzo Brambilla Gianlorenzo Brambilla ... Guido
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Irene, a workaholic, is forced to re-evaluate her priorities after the suicide of her two best friends.

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Taglines:

Your secret heart is a sacred heart.

Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

25 February 2005 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Sacred Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€871,092 (Italy), 27 February 2005, Limited Release
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R&C Produzioni See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Virna Lisi was the first choice for the role of Eleonora but declined due to prior commitments. See more »

Quotes

Benny: Can you hear the seagulls?
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Yo So Maria - Maria de Buenos Aires
Performed by Julia Zenko
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a real love story...not to be missed
26 February 2005 | by semc64See all my reviews

I came to know Ozpetek's work in his monumental, "Le Fate Ignoranti". His new film is quite different, but doesn't disappoint. Essentially, it is a "love story", of a woman coming to her truest self, her "sacred heart... cuore sacro", in a confrontation with her past, and the memory of her mother; the present, and the death of a young girl whom she befriended; and the future, and the direction her life will take. Ozpetek has produced a startlingly beautiful film about the birth of a "saint", and how one can be led out of a self-enclosed egocentric existence into a life of radical communion with others. It reminds me of another film with the same theme, "Central Station Brazil". BEAUTIFUL... not to be missed!


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