A tender story of love and friendship in wich a man rediscovers the meaning of life and fights to defend the tradition of a type of cheese his family has produced for 400 years. But above ...
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A tender story of love and friendship in wich a man rediscovers the meaning of life and fights to defend the tradition of a type of cheese his family has produced for 400 years. But above all he fights so as not to give in to a modern world that crushes the individual, forgetting the world and the culture of the past generations. Hi will become a legend in his own time.
Una delicata favola d'amore e d'amicizia in cui un uomo riscopre il senso della vita e lotta per difendere la tradizione di un antico formaggio che la sua famiglia produce da 400 anni. Ma soprattutto si batte per non cedere a quella modernità che calpesta l'individuo, dimenticando il lavoro e la cultura delle generazioni passate. Diventerà una leggenda...
This two-part roadshow length TV movie features a sad unlucky cheesemaker Terence Hill who has loads of debt, a kid, who is recovering from cancer, goats, a village in Calabria (a region in Southern Italy), and all the family friendly clichés a movie can have.
It must've been the Hungarian TV premier or one of the first reruns, according to the date on here, when I first saw this, because I remember that I was a small kid (actually I was in primary school at the time) and liked it, but only remembered Rocco Ventura with some goats and some kid from the movie, and didn't even remember that Rocco was played by Terence Hill, which is strange, since I've been a Bud Spencer-Terence Hill fan since around the same time (at least I think so). The point is I'm making, that this was that kind of movie, that you remember so little that you can't even find, and when you accidentally come across it (like I found this today browsing through unavailable dvd-s on a webshop) you don't know how high your expectations should be.
Luckily this movie is better than what you'd expect and it is not only Terence Hill who makes this worth watching, but also the whole story is interesting, exciting and enjoyable, despite being full of clichés. Most characters are likeable, and even the antagonists, except the main villain, have good in them. Only a few characters have a real backstory, with Rocco's having a scene, which I didn't expect since all the other scenes in the movie are kid friendly to the last piece of the scenery.
So if you are interested in a family movie about saving traditional cheesemaking, starring Terence Hill I definitely recommend this movie; and if you are not particularly interested in what I wrote, then you should still watch it, it is good entertainment which seems sadly forgotten despite being less than 15 years old.
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