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Sapience (2014)

La Sapienza (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 24 November 2014 (Italy)
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At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing of a book on Borromini. Along with his wife Alienor feels her relationship with Alexandre is ... See full summary »


Eugène Green


Eugène Green
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fabrizio Rongione ... Alexandre Schmidt
Christelle Prot Christelle Prot ... Aliénor Schmidt (as Christelle Prot Landman)
Ludovico Succio ... Goffredo
Arianna Nastro Arianna Nastro ... Lavinia
Hervé Compagne Hervé Compagne ... Ministre
Sabine Ponte Sabine Ponte ... Isabelle
Gilles Tonnelé Gilles Tonnelé ... Président du Conseil
Nathalie Chazeau Nathalie Chazeau ... Femme au téléphone
Irene Fittabile Irene Fittabile ... La mère
Michele Franco Michele Franco ... Concierge de la Sapienza
Jon Firman Jon Firman ... L'Australien
Mario Bois Mario Bois ... Le réceptionniste
Clément Cogitore Clément Cogitore ... André
Maria Chiara Malta Maria Chiara Malta ... Maria Rosaria Vittori (as Chiara Malta)
Sébastien Laudenbach Sébastien Laudenbach ... Thomas Gridaine


At the height of his career, Alexandre decides to set off for Italy with the idea of completing of a book on Borromini. Along with his wife Alienor feels her relationship with Alexandre is gradually slipping away. Along the way they meet siblings Goffredo and Lavinia. Gofffredo is about to embark in architectural studies. A story of rediscover the joys of life and overcoming anxiety. Written by TV

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Release Date:

24 November 2014 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Licht der Weisheit See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Le Chaldéen: Being born is a heavy load. It takes strength to make it to the end.
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Magnificat à 6 voix: des Vepres de la Vierge (
Magnificat", "Fecit potentiam", "Deposuit potentes", "Esurientes", Suscepit Israel")
Composed by Claudio Monteverdi
Performed by Concerto Italiano featuring Anna Simboli (soprano), Gianluca Ferrarini (alto), Raffaele Giordani (tenor), Matteo Bellotto (baritone),
Monica Piccinini (soprano), Andrea Arrivabene (alto), Luca Dordolo (tenor), Salvo Vitale (baritone)
Directed by Rinaldo Alessandrini
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23 August 2015 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

People will call it pretentious, boring, and pointless. Of course they will. Of course. I fully understand this. The film is clearly not for everyone, but I loved it! The stunning imagery of architecture is breathtaking, it really is!

The stunning imagery had sold me to this film right away, but the rest of the film is great, as well. Although the film is very light on plot, the dialogue is quite interesting and intelligent (even though it isn't particularly realistic and natural). The characters talk and talk about their pasts, their lives, and their professions. The film went by very quickly, and felt shorter than it's 104 minute running time.

Overall, this is one of the best films of 2015 so far, by far.

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