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Le meraviglie (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 October 2015 (USA)
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A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted by the simultaneous arrival of a silently troubled teenage boy and a reality TV show intent on showcasing the family.


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Credited cast:
... Angelica
... Gelsomina
Sam Louwyck ... Wolfgang
Sabine Timoteo ... Cocò
Agnese Graziani ... Marinella
... Milly Catena
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Adrian
Luis Huilca ... Martin (as Luis Huilca Logroño)
Eva Lea Pace Morrow ... Caterina
Maris Stella Morrow ... Luna
Carlo Tarmati ... Carlo Portarena
... Second Life Representative


Gelsomina's family functions according to very particular rules. First of all, Gelsomina, at twelve years of age, practically runs the family. Her three younger sisters obey her and work under her watchful eye. But the outside world mustn't know anything about their lifestyle, and they should be kept away from it, well-protected in their isolated countryside home. Gelsomina's father, Wolfgang, is a foreigner and Gelsomina is the future queen of this strange and improbable kingdom he has constructed for them. A male heir would have been better, of course, but Gelsomina is strong and determined and what's more, she has a special talent for beekeeping and making honey. It's Gelsomina that retrieves the swarms from the trees, who organizes the honey extraction, and she is the one that carries the hives. Whilst all around them the countryside is being burnt up by pesticides, rural life is falling apart and becoming something different, a TV show competition arrives from the city offering a... Written by tempesta

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Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csodák  »


Box Office


€2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,357, 6 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$69,236, 13 December 2015
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1.85 : 1
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Because the scenes with the bees were so delicate and required the presence of trained people when it came to handle them, all the scenes depicting the apiarist work where shot in one day with a special documentary crew. See more »


Gelsomina: If we take part...
Wolfgang: To what?
Gelsomina: In the selection, the land of wonders...
Wolfgang: Like we need that bullshit!
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Lyrics by Assolo, E. Migliacci
Composed by Franco Migliacci, S. Acqua, E. Migliacci
Performed by Ambra Angiolini
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sweet as honey
27 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

I didn't expect a similar plot. But the plot itself it not the important part of this movie. The Cannes Festival have create some interest about this little incredible surprise, and it worth entirely the attention. It is all about life. Filmed in a very strange and unusual location, a farm in a poor area (Tuscany, but could be everywhere). About a very strange and unusual family (the center of it is a young teenager, Gelsomina by a unbelievable in her great acting Maria Alexandra Lungu), and a very strange business (honey and bees). But all these unusual choices results in a so strong, so sweet, so touching, little masterpiece. We feel fully involved, interested, part of this world that is, in fact, the world: love, young expectation, economic difficulties, pollution, family affairs, all is inside, but with no drama because the look used in this opera is a colored one, full of the hope of young people.

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