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Once upon a time in post-war Rome: 13-year old Aurora, a gifted pianist, is the daughter of Valerio, a brilliant conductor. After Aurora's mother died, Valerio hired Irene, a single mother ... See full summary »






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Series cast summary:
Frank Crudele Frank Crudele ...  Romolo 2 episodes, 2011
Ilaria Spada ...  Tina Martone 2 episodes, 2011
Mariella Valentini Mariella Valentini ...  Claudia Ausperg 2 episodes, 2011
Rosabell Laurenti Sellers ...  Aurora 13 Years Old 2 episodes, 2011
Mary Sellers ...  Giulianna 2 episodes, 2011
Hary Prinz ...  Martone 2 episodes, 2011
David Brandon ...  Jack 2 episodes, 2011
Elisa Di Eusanio Elisa Di Eusanio ...  Lucia 2 episodes, 2011
Giulia Andò ...  Teresina 2 episodes, 2011
Giuseppe Sanfelice Giuseppe Sanfelice ...  Henry 2 episodes, 2011
Niccolò Senni ...  Bruno Slick Guy 2 episodes, 2011
Daniele La Leggia Daniele La Leggia ...  Sebastian 15 Years Old 2 episodes, 2011
Filippo Scarafia Filippo Scarafia ...  Freddie 17 Years Old 2 episodes, 2011
Renato Cortesi Renato Cortesi 2 episodes, 2011
Andrea Atzei Andrea Atzei ...  Gino 2 episodes, 2011
Oliviero Calderoni Oliviero Calderoni ...  Cosmo 2 episodes, 2011
Urbano Barberini ...  Edwin Ausperg 2 episodes, 2011
Massimo Poggio ...  Valerio 2 episodes, 2011
Carlotta Natoli ...  Veronica 2 episodes, 2011
Laurence Belgrave Laurence Belgrave ...  Tax Inspector 2 episodes, 2011
Giada Benedetti Giada Benedetti ...  Estetista 2 episodes, 2011
Vanessa Hessler ...  Aurora de Luca 2 episodes, 2011
Ruth-Maria Kubitschek ...  Mrs. Cooper 2 episodes, 2011
Michele Maccagno ...  Ernest 2 episodes, 2011
Roberto Marcucci Roberto Marcucci ...  Music Store Owner 2 episodes, 2011
Adrian McCourt ...  Violinist 2 episodes, 2011
Flavio Parenti ...  Sebastian Ausperg 2 episodes, 2011
Francesca Romana Ripani Francesca Romana Ripani ...  Aurora's Mother 2 episodes, 2011
Giuliano Rush Carmignani Giuliano Rush Carmignani ...  Paparazzo #2 2 episodes, 2011
Sara Santostasi ...  Lucia 13 Years Old 2 episodes, 2011
Marco Sincini Marco Sincini ...  Paparazzo #1 2 episodes, 2011
Giacomo Valdameri ...  Doctor from Siena 2 episodes, 2011
Maddalena Vallecchi Williams ...  Teresina 15 Years Old 2 episodes, 2011
Natalia Wörner ...  Irene de Luca 2 episodes, 2011


Once upon a time in post-war Rome: 13-year old Aurora, a gifted pianist, is the daughter of Valerio, a brilliant conductor. After Aurora's mother died, Valerio hired Irene, a single mother of two girls, to run the household. To Aurora's regret he decides to marry Irene. One day, Aurora happens to meet the boys next door, Freddy and Sebastian, the sons of a wealthy Italo-Austrian family. Freddy is an easy-going chap, though sometimes a little bit arrogant. His brother Sebastian is kind and shy, with a great ability to listen to and understand people, which makes him win Aurora's heart. However, Aurora's life is shattered when her father suddenly dies. Irene, the unloved stepmother, lays hands on the family's assets and turns her late husband's villa into a hotel. Aurora is unable to claim her right to inheritance until her 21st birthday. Irene makes her give up schooling and piano playing. Instead, she has to work as a maid in the hotel. Irene's own daughters, Lucia and Teresina, never... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cenerentola See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

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(2 episodes)



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1.78 : 1
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Shown on True Entertainment TV in the UK as Cinderella in a two-part mini series. See more »


In Episode 2: Sebastian has a cigarette in his mouth as he studies the shoe. In the next shot, the cigarette has vanished entirely, and then returns within the next shot as Sebastian removes the cigarette from his mouth to reply to his mother. See more »


[first lines]
Valerio: Thanks everybody, see you tomorrow at the same time. Thanks.
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Written by Andrea Guerra
Performed by Isabel Yardley
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Modern yet Vintage Cinderella
6 November 2019 | by smaddox-57326See all my reviews

Just finished watching this 2 part series on a different twist on the Cinderella story set in the 1950's. My wife & I really enjoyed this! The previous reviewer has done a fantastic job on describing the story, so please read it! I just want to support their great review and to say it was a great story line with great actors & actresses. At the end it left an indication that there might be more shows later, which would be wonderful; however, since this was filmed in 2011 and apparently nothing more as yet, then it probably isn't happening. A shame. The shows are in English though filmed in Italy. Very enjoyable!!!

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