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The Man Who Will Come (2009)

L'uomo che verrà (original title)
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Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before. She lives in a rural area of central Italy. Her mother is pregnant again ... See full summary »

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Giorgio Diritti
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Greta Zuccheri Montanari Greta Zuccheri Montanari ... Martina
Claudio Casadio Claudio Casadio ... Armando
Alba Rohrwacher ... Beniamina
Maya Sansa ... Lena
Vito Vito ... Signor Bugamelli (as Stefano 'Vito' Bicocchi)
Bernardo Bolognesi Bernardo Bolognesi ... Partigiano Gianni
Stefano Croci Stefano Croci ... Dino
Zoello Gilli Zoello Gilli ... Dante
Francesca Gnech Francesca Gnech ... Cielia
Timo Jacobs ... Ufficiale medico SS
Giovanni Macchiavelli Giovanni Macchiavelli ... Guglielmo Bugamelli
Germano Maccioni Germano Maccioni ... Don Ubaldo Marchioni
Eleonora Mazzoni Eleonora Mazzoni ... Signora Bugamelli
Thaddäus Meilinger Thaddäus Meilinger ... Ufficiale SS
Francesco Modugno Francesco Modugno ... Antonio
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Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before. She lives in a rural area of central Italy. Her mother is pregnant again and Martina lives for the arrival of her new brother. Meanwhile, the war is getting closer and closer, forcing the people of the village to tread a difficult path, torn between the partisan brigades and the Nazi Army. On practically the same day as the birth of Martina's brother, the SS start a massive roundup of civilians in the area, an infamous event that will come to be known as the Marzabotto massacre during which more than 770 people were killed in houses, cemeteries and churches. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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Drama | War

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There is a scene of partisans walking through the snow at around 26:30. There are four shots in total, with three shots (1st, 2nd and 4th) showing seven partisans, and the other (3third shot showing nine partisans. See more »

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Su! del Nilo al sacro lido
  • Alto primo, scena primo da Aida

Music by Giuseppe Verdi and lyrics by Antonio Ghislanzoni
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A beautiful depiction of the horror of war
17 October 2017 | by BaronVonCountSee all my reviews

This movie is mostly seen through the eyes of the young girl, Martina, who along with the other children provides a depth of innocence which is the counterpoint to the ice-cold brutality of an invading army. The various viewpoints and behaviour of the diverse groups: villagers - old and young; partisans living in the woods;the clergy; the invading forces with their various levels of humanity from ruthless soldiers whose souls are dead to those who can't help but feel compassion for the people they are invading, never seem clichéd even though they may be in so many war movies. This is simply humanity at war, portrayed clearly and credibly without the slightest pretence. The cinematography, direction and acting are supremely natural, creating a fine, memorable movie.


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Italy

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Italian | German | Latin

Release Date:

22 January 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

EUR3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,034,481
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2.35 : 1
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