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La masseria delle allodole (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama , History | 4 May 2007 (Italy)
A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

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Antonia Arslan (novel), Paolo Taviani | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paz Vega ... Nunik
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Ferzan
Alessandro Preziosi Alessandro Preziosi ... Egon
Ángela Molina ... Ismene
Tchéky Karyo ... Aram
Arsinée Khanjian ... Armineh
André Dussollier ... Col. Arkan
Mohammad Bakri ... Nazim (as Mohammed Bakri)
Hristo Shopov Hristo Shopov ... Isman
Christo Jivkov ... Sarkis
Stefan Danailov ... Presidente Tribunale
Linda Batista Linda Batista ... Signora Turca
Assen Blatechki Assen Blatechki ... Serg. Mudir
Marius Donkin Marius Donkin ... Dr. Krikor
Mariano Rigillo Mariano Rigillo ... Assadour
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A stirring and stunning story of an aristocratic family who is unexpectedly swept into the ravages of World War I and a forbidden passion that may be the family's only hope.

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Drama | History

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Language:

Italian

Release Date:

4 May 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Haus der Lerchen See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Excellent
14 February 2007 | by victvicSee all my reviews

I just returned from the screening of the movie at the Berlinale. I am really impressed and it is really hard to find words to describe my emotions. Probably I'll go to watch it once again tomorrow. But I should say that "La Masseria delle allodole" is the movie that makes you not only think, but also speak and even cry. Think about life, death, love, friendship, human cruelty and speak about history. Like Tavianis have spoken about it. No, I am too emotional. OK, just watch it. And I think you'll feel the same, or may be different, but YOU FEEL. After the presentation one of the actors sad, that he had seen a lot of people crying during the screening. "Crying is not enough, we have to speak" he sad. Speak about Armenian Genoside, Darfour and other tragedies, which some used to keep their mouths closed, or even deny.


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