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Sin (2019)

Il peccato (original title)
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The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti.


Andrey Konchalovskiy, Elena Kiseleva (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Jakob Diehl Jakob Diehl ... Peppe
Adriano Chiaramida ... Ludovico Buonarroti
Yuliya Vysotskaya ... Lady with an Ermine
Orso Maria Guerrini ... Marchese Malaspina
Alberto Testone Alberto Testone ... Michelangelo Buonarroti
Glen Blackhall Glen Blackhall ... Raphael
Roberto Serpi Roberto Serpi ... Giovan Simone Buonarroti
Francesco Gaudiello Francesco Gaudiello ... Pietro
Nicola Adobati Nicola Adobati ... Lorenzo de Medici duca d'Urbino
Carlo Capalbo Carlo Capalbo ... Soldier
Massimo De Francovich Massimo De Francovich ... Papa Giulio II
Nicola De Paola Nicola De Paola ... Cardinale Giulio De' Medici
Antonio Gargiulo Antonio Gargiulo ... Francesco Maria della Rovere
Riccardo Landi Riccardo Landi ... Al Farab
Anita Pititto Anita Pititto ... Marchesa D'Este / Malaspina


Florence, early XVI century. Although widely considered a genius by his contemporaries, Michelangelo Buonarroti (Alberto Testone) is reduced to poverty and depleted by his struggle to finish the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. When his commissioner and head of the Della Rovere nobility Pope Julius II dies, Michelangelo becomes obsessed with sourcing the finest marble to complete his tomb. The artist's loyalty is tested when Leo X, of the rival Medici family, ascends to the papacy and charges him with a lucrative new commission - the façade of the San Lorenzo basilica. Forced to lie to maintain favour with both families, Michelangelo is progressively tormented by suspicion and hallucinations, leading him to ruthlessly examine his own moral and artistic failings. Written and directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, IL PECCATO (SIN) is a gripping reflection on the agony and ecstasy of individual greatness, and the profound humanity behind the legend of the Renaissance.

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Shot entirely in Italy. The movie was shot in Rome and its environs and in Tuscany, including at the Carrara quarry where Michelangelo got his marble. See more »


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Moving pictures at their finest!
29 November 2019 | by whotheffSee all my reviews

Instead of being 24 pictures per second, this movie is 24 paintings per second. Contrary to modern cinema camera is very still. Instead of boring, static actors, we have static frames with a lot of movement in them with perfect angles for every single shot. It was so full of atmosphere, 100% realism and natural sounds that I did not blink for two hours. But instead of being some fancy art film, it tells a story which is very passionate, moving, dynamic. The protagonist lives through heaven and hell in following hos passion and this is so natural and real, that combined with the perfect atmosphere and realism, it made me feel as if I was there with him. And I've seen quite a lot of movies and hard to impress. Every scene, every inch of the screen, every sound, every second has meaning. Even quiet, still shots are felt so heavy, that there is no doubt you would feel them too.

The feeling of the age is so true, everything is so analog. As if no computer was used in the making of this film. I can only imagine the tons of hard work put into it to create this realism. Now I want to see more of Konchalovsky!

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14 November 2019 (Russia) See more »

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