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Misunderstood (2014)

Incompresa (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 5 June 2014 (Italy)
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Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to ... See full summary »

Director:

Asia Argento

Writers:

Barbara Alberti (screenplay), Asia Argento
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Giulia Salerno ... Aria
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Yvonne Casella, la madre
Gabriel Garko ... Padre
Carolina Poccioni Carolina Poccioni ... Lucrezia
Anna Lou Castoldi Anna Lou Castoldi ... Donatina
Alice Pea Alice Pea ... Angelica
Andrea Pittorino Andrea Pittorino ... Adriano
Riccardo Russo Riccardo Russo ... Ciccio
Sofia Patron Sofia Patron ... Maria Teresa
Max Gazzè Max Gazzè ... Manuel Ginori
Justin Pearson Justin Pearson ... Ricky
Gianmarco Tognazzi Gianmarco Tognazzi ... Dodo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Bois Mario Bois ... Il postino
Olimpia Carlisi Olimpia Carlisi ... Nonna
Antony Hickling ... Ricky (voice)
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Rome, 1984, Aria is nine-year-old girl. On the verge of divorce, Aria's infantile and selfish parents are too preoccupied with their careers and extra-marital affairs to properly tend to any of Aria's needs. While her two older sisters are pampered, Aria is treated with cold indifference. Yet she yearns to love and to be loved. At school, Aria excels academically but is considered a misfit by everyone. She is misunderstood. Aria finds comfort in her cat - Dac and in her best friend - Angelica. Thrown out of both parents' homes, abandoned by all, even her best friend, Aria finally reaches the limit of what she can bear. She makes an unexpected decision in her life. Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Genres:

Drama

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Loosely based on Asia Argento's childhood. See more »

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Like The Warriors
Written by James Marlon Magas
Performed by James Marlon Magas
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Excellent film - all around. Highly recommended.
30 September 2015 | by keenastSee all my reviews

Good films are not easy to find, really good films even less so. Incompresa is one of the rare finds.

The story is 'simple', it's about a nine year old girl growing up in the 80ies inside an 'artistic' family, whose artsy parents are so pre-occupied with themselves they don't care about their youngest daughter at all. She barely survives, a miracle that she makes it. All that is shown in an unsentimental way, the audience never gets lured into fake emotions.

Asia Argento, the director, is somebody well worth watching and following. And, btw, she is not, like somebody wrote here, related to Leni Riefenstahl. I don't know where this is coming from.


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Italy | France

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Italian | French | English

Release Date:

5 June 2014 (Italy) See more »

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Misunderstood See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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$104,534
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1.66 : 1
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