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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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6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Sophia Loren dubbed herself in the English version. 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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Remake of Madame Rosa (1977) See more »

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Io sì (Seen)
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Laura Pausini
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SPECTACULAR. DEEP. AHEAD.
15 November 2020 | by RinoBortone91See all my reviews

With veiled meanings, stories not entirely explained on purpose, but brought to light with ingenuity, so The Life Ahead manages to establish itself as one of the best films by Edoardo Ponti and the glorious Sophia Loren, son and mother. For anyone who knows Sophia Loren (impossible), they know that she's a guarantee and a pleasure to see on screen; woman with a unique charisma, the representation of a Naples that was, representation of the diva and the humble, woman of the people and of the dreamers, art made woman, cinema made woman, once again manages to enchant in her so simple speeches, but so effective. Ibrahima Gueye, an amazing revelation, who manages, despite his debut, to act as a coachman for a tough film (by theme) to carry on. A motivated, incisive and clear Edoardo Ponti, with a warm and simple direction (not always in-depth and scrupulous), but perfect for representing a story of depth, thus bringing life not only to the story, but giving images to a novel that is already spectacular in itself.


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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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2.39 : 1
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