Irene, a workaholic, is forced to re-evaluate her priorities after the suicide of her two best friends.

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Irene
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Giancarlo
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Eleonora
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Padre Carras
Camille Dugay Comencini ...
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Maria Clara
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Angela
Stefano Santospago ...
Giorgio
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Anna Maria
Elisabetta Pozzi ...
La psichiatra
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Francesca
Fabrizio Apolloni
Sanghamitra Bakshi ...
Maid (as Shoma)
Gianlorenzo Brambilla ...
Guido
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Irene, a workaholic, is forced to re-evaluate her priorities after the suicide of her two best friends.

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Your secret heart is a sacred heart.

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25 February 2005 (Italy)  »

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Sacred Heart  »

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€6,000,000 (estimated)

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$627,715 (Italy) (4 March 2005)
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Valeria Golino was the first choice for the role of Irene but was forced to decline due to prior commitments. See more »

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Aurelio: [to Irene] Your mother always used to say that each of us has two hearts but one of them ecliPses the other. If each of us could spot, even for a brief moment, the light of his hidden heart, then we will understand that that one is a sacred heart. And we couldn't give up the warmth of its light.
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Yo So Maria - Maria de Buenos Aires
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a real love story...not to be missed
26 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I came to know Ozpetek's work in his monumental, "Le Fate Ignoranti". His new film is quite different, but doesn't disappoint. Essentially, it is a "love story", of a woman coming to her truest self, her "sacred heart... cuore sacro", in a confrontation with her past, and the memory of her mother; the present, and the death of a young girl whom she befriended; and the future, and the direction her life will take. Ozpetek has produced a startlingly beautiful film about the birth of a "saint", and how one can be led out of a self-enclosed egocentric existence into a life of radical communion with others. It reminds me of another film with the same theme, "Central Station Brazil". BEAUTIFUL... not to be missed!


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