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The Sea Purple (2009)

Viola di mare (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | 16 October 2009 (Italy)
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Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di mare, presents a ... See full summary »

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Donatella Maiorca

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Giacomo Pilati (novel), Donatella Maiorca (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valeria Solarino ... Angela / Angelo
Isabella Ragonese ... Sara
Ennio Fantastichini Ennio Fantastichini ... Salvatore
Giselda Volodi ... Lucia
Marco Foschi Marco Foschi ... Tommaso
Ester Cucinotti Ester Cucinotti ... Concetta
Giovanni Moschella Giovanni Moschella ... Don Pantaleo
Alessio Vassallo ... Nicolino
Sergio Vespertino Sergio Vespertino ... Vincenzo
Aurora Quattrocchi Aurora Quattrocchi ... Ciarmavermi
Emanuela Corso Emanuela Corso ... Angela bambina
Giacoma Basiricò Giacoma Basiricò ... Sara bambina
Maurizio Anastasi Maurizio Anastasi ... Barone
Lucrezia Lante della Rovere ... Baronessa
Corrado Fortuna Corrado Fortuna ... Ventura
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Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di mare, presents a uniquely engaging portrait of family, community and gender roles in a 19th century Italian village. Written by Outfest Film Festival

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Drama | History | Romance

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Purple Sea See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Performed by Gianna Nannini
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Viola di mare
29 December 2014 | by avishikta_1988See all my reviews

When societal norms are disputed and obstacles are prevalent, what determines the success of your love? Is it the tooth and nail battle against the world and its people or the helpless surrender to luck? This portrayal of two women in love takes you on a journey through childhood affection, blossoming of romance, institutional perils and delivers the two lovers of this story to the mysterious hands of fate. The small volcanic island of 19th century Italy conceives and begets the blooming of the difficult love story of Angela and Sara, leaving the viewers believing that love, like energy, only changes forms....and is neither created nor destroyed. The gender-bending manifestation of true affection and dedication portrayed by the movie is unprecedented.


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