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Don't Tell (2005)

La bestia nel cuore (original title)
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Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by ... See full summary »

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Cristina Comencini

Writers:

Cristina Comencini (novel), Cristina Comencini (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... Sabina
Alessio Boni ... Franco
Stefania Rocca ... Emilia
Angela Finocchiaro ... Maria
Giuseppe Battiston ... Andrea Negri
Luigi Lo Cascio ... Daniele
Valerio Binasco Valerio Binasco ... Father
Francesca Inaudi ... Anita
Lucy Akhurst ... Anne
Lewis Lemperuer Palmer Lewis Lemperuer Palmer ... Giovanni
Jeke-Omer Boyayanlar Jeke-Omer Boyayanlar ... Bill
Simona Lisi Simona Lisi ... Mother
Alessandra Mastronardi ... Commessa Amante
Roberto Infascelli Roberto Infascelli ... Assistente Regia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julian Ferro ... Daniele Piccolo
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Storyline

Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe middle-class family. But a big secret is hidden within her heart. Sabina wants to contact again her brother, a University teacher in the US, to try to understand what is happened in their past. What is the secret? She is determined to bring clarity and serenity in her life. She finally manages to free herself from her "beast inside the heart". Written by 1felco

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language and a brief violent image | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | UK | France | Spain

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Tell See more »

Filming Locations:

Apulia, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$896,498 (Italy), 16 September 2005

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,805, 19 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,105, 26 March 2006
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cattleya,Babe Film,Rai Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Worthwhile, but unsatisfying given the potential
11 August 2006 | by oneloveallSee all my reviews

This uncomfortable psychological drama does not get as much mileage as it should due to unnecessary subplot's that overstay their welcome by the time the third act finally ends. Nonetheless, lead Giovanna Mezzogiorno gives an engaging tour into the quiet torment that begins to seep back into her mind once a family death sets the film in motion. Marred by it's overachieved Oscar nominee, this is still a worthwhile experience into old cobwebs of the mind, highlighted by it's eerie past-sequence cinematography, but distracted and offset by the underdeveloped, sometimes silly "supporting" characters. As the final scene faded, I was painfully reminded of the powerful themes this film has to offer, and hope amongst much filler their purpose is not lost on an unengaged audience.


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