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From the Vine (2019)

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A downtrodden man experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy to recalibrate his moral compass.

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Sean Cisterna
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Credited cast:
Joe Pantoliano ... Marco Gentile
Paula Brancati ... Laura Gentile
Marco Leonardi ... Luca
Wendy Crewson ... Marina Gentile
Tony Nardi ... Marcello
Tony Nappo ... Enzo
Franco Lo Presti ... Gio
Kevin Hanchard ... John
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth Canio Cancellara Kenneth Canio Cancellara ... Train Conductor (as Ken Cancellara)
Rita del Piano Rita del Piano ... Amelia
Sonia Dhillon Tully ... Barbara Cavendish
Blu Lepore Blu Lepore ... Customs Agent
Frank Moore ... Gordon Welsh
Michele Stefanile Michele Stefanile ... Young Marco
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A downtrodden man experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy to recalibrate his moral compass. There he finds new purpose in reviving his grandfather's old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future, and reconnecting with his estranged family in the process.

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The grape never falls far from the vine.

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Wendy Crewson (Marina), Paula Brancati (Laura), and Frank Moore (Gordon Welsh) have all appeared in The Murdoch Mysteries-though not in the same episodes. See more »

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An all ages feel good film with a message for each member of the family
25 July 2020 | by paumartindelfresnoSee all my reviews

From the Vine was a great experience for me, as an immigrant from South Western europe, the locales of the small Italian town reminded me of my childhood in an endearing way. The way that the townsfolk behave compared to the way Joe Pantoliano's character perceives his environment draws a great contrast and emphasizes on that distinction between the locals and the local who has become a stranger and returned back to their home a changed man.

On the more technical side, the film is admirable to say the least. The warm colour pallette evokes a true feeling of calmness and of pleasure in existence. The small Italian town that hosts most of the films scenes appears to be an oasis in the desert of modern living. Through color light and shadow, the cinematographer gives the town the ability to become one more character in the story.

I recommend the film to people of all ages and i would encourage families to watch it together with their loved ones. This story of dreams and of "reverse Immigration" is sure to leave you with a smile on your face and a curiousity to explore your family's lineage.


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27 December 2019 (Poland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Acerenza, Basilicata, Italy See more »

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$97,589
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