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Le Quattro Volte (2010)

Le quattro volte (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 28 May 2010 (Italy)
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An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Giuseppe Fuda ... Il Vecchio Pastore
Bruno Timpano Bruno Timpano ... I carbonai di Serra San Bruno
Nazareno Timpano Nazareno Timpano ... I carbonai di Serra San Bruno
Artemio Vallone Artemio Vallone ... I carbonai di Serra San Bruno
Domenico Cavallo Domenico Cavallo ... Il Pastore
Santo Cavallo Santo Cavallo ... Il Pastore
Peppe Cavallo Peppe Cavallo ... Il Pastore
Isidoro Chiera Isidoro Chiera ... Il Prete
Iolanda Manno Iolanda Manno ... La Perpetua
Cesare Ritorito Cesare Ritorito ... Il Chierichetto
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An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria, at the southernmost tip of Italy. He herds goats under skies that most villagers have deserted long ago. He is sick, and believes to find his medicine in the dust he collects on the church floor, which he drinks in his water every day. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Italy | Germany | Switzerland

Language:

None

Release Date:

28 May 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Quattro Volte See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€17,870 (Italy), 30 May 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,192, 3 April 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$152,530, 18 September 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is comprised of long takes. One of them lasts an astounding 8 minutes. See more »

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The end credits also include a silver fir, the goats of Caulonia and the coal of Calabria among the cast members. See more »

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Le Quattro Volte is a beautiful document

Le Quattro Volte is a beautiful document. It opens a window on a time, place and people that are very different from modern city life. And yet the cycle man-animal-vegetable-mineral is still ours. While the movie depicts life as it is today in the Italian village (someone is taking a photo with a mobile phone) it could have taken place fifty years ago. The film depicts events at a slow pace, giving you time to absorb the events and landscape. Yet the film is engaging from start to finish. Scenes such as the one where the young goats are playing in the shed or when the dog challenges the boy are captivating, even sitting at the first row in a small art-house cinema.


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