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Shelter Me (2007)

Riparo (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 18 January 2008 (Italy)
The story's protagonists are three people: Anna, a wealthy middle-class 35-year old woman who owns, together with her mother and her brother, a factory in the northeast of Italy; she has a ... See full summary »


Marco S. Puccioni

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Complete credited cast:
Maria de Medeiros ... Anna
Antonia Liskova ... Mara
Mounir Ouadi Mounir Ouadi ... Anis
Gisella Burinato Gisella Burinato ... Anna's Mother
Vitaliano Trevisan ... Salvio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steffan Boje ... Priest
Gerhard Koloneci Gerhard Koloneci ... Mishel
Alex Predonzan Alex Predonzan ... Alex


The story's protagonists are three people: Anna, a wealthy middle-class 35-year old woman who owns, together with her mother and her brother, a factory in the northeast of Italy; she has a love affair with 25-year-old Mara, who works in the factory; then there's Anis, a young man from Maghreb who suddenly storms into their lives. Written by rocketeer

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Will love overcome class differences?


Drama | Romance


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Italy | France



Release Date:

18 January 2008 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Shelter See more »

Filming Locations:

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

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Dolby Digital


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Will Love Survive Class Differences?
6 April 2007 | by maisonlandSee all my reviews

The film "Shelter" by Marco S. Puccioni is a film that exhibits the personal and interpersonal relationship between two women (who happen to be lovers) and the involvement of an illegal immigrant who enters both of their lives only to demonstrate and unfold by chance all the problems between the two protagonists.

The relationship between the two women seems to deteriorate at the beginning of the film. Anna, discovers Anis and chooses not to tell her lover, Mara. Anna assumes all the responsibility or power in her decision not to tell Mara. This perfectly foreshadows the lost of trust and hope between Anna and Mara..

However, the young boy, Anis is used as a pawn, between the two women to use at their disposal in order to display power. Is this a subconscious statement made by Mr. Puccioni concerning the West's problems with the South?

But we obviously see the class differences from Anna to Mara and from Mara to Anis. At some point, all three people need each other in order to exist and change, but at the expense of whom?

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