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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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Alice Rohrwacher
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alba Rohrwacher ... Angelica
Maria Alexandra Lungu ... Gelsomina
Sam Louwyck Sam Louwyck ... Wolfgang
Sabine Timoteo Sabine Timoteo ... Cocò
Agnese Graziani Agnese Graziani ... Marinella
Monica Bellucci ... Milly Catena
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Hennicke ... Adrian
Luis Huilca Luis Huilca ... Martin (as Luis Huilca Logroño)
Eva Lea Pace Morrow Eva Lea Pace Morrow ... Caterina
Maris Stella Morrow Maris Stella Morrow ... Luna
Carlo Tarmati Carlo Tarmati ... Carlo Portarena
Margarete Tiesel ... Second Life Representative
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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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Italy | Switzerland | Germany

Language:

Italian | French | German

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€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 »

Quotes

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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T'appartengo
Lyrics by Assolo, E. Migliacci
Composed by Franco Migliacci, S. Acqua, E. Migliacci
Performed by Ambra Angiolini
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Being a child of a farmer and the rural life.
26 August 2015 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

I begin by saying it was a sweet little Italian movie. It is not here to entertain you, but to give an alarming message. The world's human population is growing rapidly, but within, the farmer's counts are shrinking. Hunger will be one of the future's biggest concerns to deal. This film is about a farmer family that depicted from the perspective of what's causing for the people like them to disappear. There are a very few movies on this theme, in that, all the farmer's movies won't illustrate harvesting and hardworks rather focuses on romance, revenge and other subplots. I think this was true to what it was promised and you would feel glad watching this if you are capable to realise the facts.

A 12 years old girl, Gelsomina, with her parents and three younger sisters lives in a rural Italy. They are the bee farmers, living with a strict order of the life, especially when it comes to the profession. And this story was told from the Gelsomina's viewpoint about everything she and her family goes through. After her father who got no son, she has to carry on the family's tradition to the next generation. She's absolutely on it as she's naturally gifted and stronger than anyone in the family, including her father who's no match for her. Moreover, she's already running the family with moral. But when they reach a crossroad, some unexpected decisions have to be made which is basically the remaining portion.

"You would need a slave. Instead of 4 daughters."

I can't say it is a must see, because it is still a movie and looks for an opportunity in between to amuse you. Either, it is not afraid to unfold the reality, that's the best of this film. It had an amazing cast, but I don't know anyone of them, of course, except Monica Bellucci in a cameo. Cinematography was great, they were not trying to seduce the viewers with the beautiful countryside scenic rather presenting as it is. Beside the film let you know about bee keeping and honey extraction. It is not an easy job, thinking bees do all the work and we just snatch it using protection costume. But surrounding environment and all matters. There's no CGI, some of the dangerous scenes were shot under the guidance of the real pros with a specialised documentary crew.

It proves a coming-of-age story can also be told in this manner. Urbanising, hunters, tourism influx, name it... all these are affecting peace in the rural life. This film covers most of the factors in a simple fashion, It was not that easy for everyone to understand the end part as it contained two way meaning, literal and metaphor. One is a report card for the actuality and the other one is a cinematic conclusion. Overall, it tackles on the matured contents and children are the part of it, especially the last quarter all about them. And finally, everyone won't desire for a movie like this, but IMO certainly worth spending time for it.

8/10


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