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The Last Snows of Spring (1973)

L'ultima neve di primavera (original title)
A recently divorced couple's son is diagnosed with leukemia.

Director:

Raimondo Del Balzo

Writers:

Raimondo Del Balzo (screenplay), Mario Gariazzo (based on an idea by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bekim Fehmiu ... Roberto
Agostina Belli ... Veronica
Renato Cestiè Renato Cestiè ... Luca
Nino Segurini Nino Segurini ... Bernardo
Margherita Horowitz Margherita Horowitz ... Mariolina
Margherita Melandri Margherita Melandri ... Stefanella
Carla Mancini ... Nurse
Filippo De Gara Filippo De Gara ... Doctor
Raika Juri Raika Juri ... Luca's Mother
Giovanni Petrucci Giovanni Petrucci
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A recently divorced couple's son is diagnosed with leukemia.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

20 December 1973 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Snows of Spring See more »

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A-Erre Cinematografica See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This was given a huge TV advertising campaign in the UK, when it was released there in 1975, and it was a considerable success because of it. See more »

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Manipulative film making?!?
6 February 2006 | by Conny-7See all my reviews

One of a trend of "tearjerkers" made in Italy in the '70s starring child (at the time) actor Renato Cestie' (see also "The tree with pink leaves", "The balloons vendor", "White horses of summer", the latter sadly featuring the great Jean Seberg at the very end of her career. The plot in the films is always about "sick/misunderstood/neglected child in an awful adult world" - this specific one is about a terminally ill child brought up by a selfish and career minded father. I got really traumatized when I saw it as a child and to me it represents a true example of manipulative and exploitative film- making. I suppose it would be now considered a cult film in its own genre, as it somewhat verges on the kitsch...


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