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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il giardino dei Finzi Contini) (1970)

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
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Dominique Sanda Dominique Sanda
Micòl Finzi Contini
Fabio Testi Fabio Testi
Bruno Malnate
Romolo Valli Romolo Valli
Giorgio's Father
Helmut Berger Helmut Berger
Alberto
Camillo Cesarei Camillo Cesarei
Micol's Father
Inna Alexeievna Inna Alexeievna
Regina Artom - Micol's Grandmother
Katina Morisani Katina Morisani
Micol's Mother


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Giorgio Bassani Giorgio Bassani
(novel)
Vittorio Bonicelli Vittorio Bonicelli


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A good movie

4 months, 3 weeks ago at May 22 21:32
Since this movie is a classic, I was really eager to check it out, especially since it is included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list. At first glance, it seemed to be about the rise of Fascism in Italy and its impact on the rich Jews living in a small city but De Sica obviously went beyond that but, to be honest, I'm not sure I fully understood what he was getting at. Eventuall... read more
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Description: 94 minutes. Amid the ravages of WWII, the Finzi-Continis, a cultured Jewish family languished in aristocratic splendor on their Eden-like estate in Ferrara, Italy. As the political atmosphere becomes increasingly hostile to its Jewish citizens, ... Full Descriptionthe handsome and carefree Finzi-Continis children, Micol (Dominique Sanda) and Alberto (Helmut Berger), turn their well appointed home into a refuge for their young friends. In an atmosphere of emotional instability, they play out a series of heartbreaking romantic rituals which spiral into tragedy as Facism gradually descends upon their world. Oscar winner for Best ... (more)
Release date: 16 December 1971
UPC: 043396062016
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johanlefourbe posted a review 4 months, 3 weeks ago

A good movie

“Since this movie is a classic, I was really eager to check it out, especially since it is included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list. At first glance, it seemed to be about the rise of Fascism in Italy and its impact on the rich Jews living in a small city but De Sica obviously went beyond that but, to be honest, I'm not sure I fully understood what he was getting at. Eventually, what were we supposed to feel about the Finzi Contini? Were we suppose to feel sorry for them because even their incredible wealth couldn't save them from the Fascist madness? Also, what was the deal with Alberto who was sick throughout the whole movie? Same thing with his sister Micòl, what was the deal with her ice queen bitch act? At least, it was intriguing that most of these Jews were att” read more

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