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The Life Ahead (2020)

La vita davanti a sé (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 13 November 2020 (USA)
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In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business takes in a 12-year-old street kid who recently robbed her.

Director:

Edoardo Ponti

Writers:

Ugo Chiti, Romain Gary (based on the book by) | 2 more credits »
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4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Madame Rosa
Ibrahima Gueye ... Momo
Renato Carpentieri ... Dr. Coen
Iosif Diego Pirvu Iosif Diego Pirvu ... Iosif
Massimiliano Rossi ... Spacciatore
Abril Zamora ... Lola
Babak Karimi ... Hamil
Malich Cissé Malich Cissé ... Nala
Vittoria Loiacono Vittoria Loiacono ... Donna Ospedale
Cesare Pastanella Cesare Pastanella ... Musicista
Costanta Fana Pirvu Costanta Fana Pirvu ... Madre di Iosif
Rav Mario Sonnino Rav Mario Sonnino ... Rabbino
Simone Surico Simone Surico ... Babu
Nicola Valenzano Nicola Valenzano ... Molinari
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francesco Cassano ... Carabiniere
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Storyline

In seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business takes in a 12-year-old street kid who recently robbed her.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, drug material involving minors, some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Like many Netflix funded productions, it was originally intended for this film to be given a limited theatrical run a few weeks before its Netflix debut, in order to make it eligible for awards season and to generate publicity in the press. However that plan had to be abandoned because of the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, and the film went straight to streaming instead. See more »

Quotes

Hamil: Momo. Use your words. Language is the greatest weapon. There's no need to stick a pencil in someone's throat.
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Connections

Remake of Madame Rosa (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Io sì (Seen)
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Laura Pausini
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You gotta watch it!
14 November 2020 | by macias31See all my reviews

What a movie! Sophia Loren comes back from retirement to deliver an amazing performance... Gueye manages to make u remember the cruel reality where we live: immigrants, prostitutes, trans, abandoned children... From the performances, photography... it's entirely worth to watch it... ah! This is not a "happy meal box", it's a real piece of art... And Laura Pausini's song... oh! she does deserve an Oscar for that... suggestion... watch it Italian with subtitles in your language... you will miss a lot with the translations...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Spanish | Hebrew | Romanian

Release Date:

13 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bari, Puglia, Italy

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Production Co:

Palomar See more »
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Color:

Color | Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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