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Respiro (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama | 22 May 2002 (Italy)
On an impoverished Italian island, a free-spirited woman is accused of madness by townspeople fed up with her antics.

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Grazia
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Pietro
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Pasquale
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Marinella
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Filippo
Muzzi Loffredo ...
Nonna
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Pier Luigi
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Velista Francese
Giuseppe del Volgo ...
Zio Pino
Matteo Solina ...
Zio Antonio
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Pasquale De Rubels ...
Bufalo
Francesco Edoardo Anglieri
Andrea Barreca
Donatella Battiali
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Grazia is a mother of three who spends suffocating days packing fish while her husband Pietro is at sea. Her oft-erratic behavior leads Pietro into thinking she may need medical attention, and he prepares to send her off to a psychiatric institute in Milan. Their son Pasquale, the one person who understand his mother the most, vows to do whatever it takes to foil his father's plan. Written by Anonymous

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€38,567 (Italy) (23 March 2003)

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$1,072,534 (USA) (16 November 2003)
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Sea, Sky and the Characters
15 September 2004 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This movie is a good example of showing that it is possible to produce high quality films without spending too much. The scenario is very well written and characters are well chosen. Every single person fits their role very well that I couldn't help thinking that such a village really exists. Especially Grazia and her younger son are acting very well. The younger son is so natural and has great talent. As for the Grazia, she is showing the character of a caring and sometimes crazy mother with her gestures and talks. The landscape in the film makes you feel like going holiday in the Mediterranean. The sea, sky and the landscape are absolutely beautiful. After seeing this film, I have realized that the rural lives by the sea in many countries are similar, the differences are in the languages, but the feelings are same.


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