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Human Voice (2014)

Voce umana (original title)
'Human Voice' is based on Jean Cocteau's iconic one woman play of the same name. Set against the backdrop of Naples, Italy, in 1950, this romantic drama tells the story of Angela, (played ... See full summary »

Director:

Edoardo Ponti

Writers:

Jean Cocteau (play), Erri De Luca (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Sophia Loren ... Angela
Enrico Lo Verso ... Signore
Alessandra Bonarotta Alessandra Bonarotta ... Signore's Lover (as Alessandra Bonarota)
Virginia Da Brescia Virginia Da Brescia ... Giuseppina
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'Human Voice' is based on Jean Cocteau's iconic one woman play of the same name. Set against the backdrop of Naples, Italy, in 1950, this romantic drama tells the story of Angela, (played by Sophia Loren), a woman in the twilight of her years who rides the emotional roller coaster of her last telephone conversation with the man she loves as he is leaving her for another woman. Written by Anonymous

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Behind every broken heart, there is a human voice.

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Short | Drama | Romance

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Loren Shines in Powerful Performance
1 May 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Human Voice (2014)

*** (out of 4)

Angela (Sophia Loren) is at home waiting for the love of her life to show up. She receives a phone call from him stating that he isn't coming and in fact he's leaving her for another woman.

This twenty-five minute short is based on the story by Jean Ccocteau and was directed by Loren's son. This here was a dream project for the legendary actress and she certainly gives it her all and delivers one of the strongest performances of her career. Considering how long of a career she's had, it's saying something special that Loren would give such a strong performance at this stage of her career.

This is basically all Loren's show since we never actually see or hear the lover. We basically see Loren talking and reacting on the phone as her heart breaks as the fear of being alone quickly hits her. Loren goes through a wide range of emotions and it's truly something beautiful to watch. She comes across as that strong Italian woman and then shows a certain vulnerability within seconds.

Edoardo Ponti does a very good job handling the sensitive material and Rodrigo Prieto's cinematography perfectly captures the beauty of the locations.


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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emberi hang See more »

Filming Locations:

Naples, Campania, Italy

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2.35 : 1
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