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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 »

Director:

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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Best Foreign Film contender
31 January 2006 | by johno-21See all my reviews

Congratulations on this film being one of the five nominated by the Academy Awards for best Foreign Language Film. I saw this at the 2006 Palm Springs International Film Festival and I ranked it #5 of the 35 films I saw. This is a very good film with excellent acting with a strong cast and some very strong and interesting story characters. Great leading actress with a splendid supporting cast. Emilia, Maria and the director are three very interesting characters that really bring the film together. I would be interested in reading Cristina Comenici's novel if it is available in English translation. I would also recommend her film "La Bestia Nel Cuore" ("Don't Tell" English language title which should actually translate to the Beast in the Heart) and give it a 8.5 out of a possible 10.


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