Terraferma

September 7th, 2011







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Plot
A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.8/10 (419 voted)

Director: Emanuele Crialese

Stars: Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Beppe Fiorello

Storyline
A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.

Writers: Emanuele Crialese, Vittorio Moroni

Cast:
Filippo Pucillo - Filippo
Donatella Finocchiaro - Giulietta
Beppe Fiorello - Nino (as Giuseppe Fiorello)
Mimmo Cuticchio - Ernesto
Martina Codecasa - Maura
Tiziana Lodato - Maria
Claudio Santamaria - Finanziere
Filippo Scarafia - Marco
Timnit T. - Sara
Pierpaolo Spollon - Stefano
Rubel Tsegay Abraha - Omar
Francesco Casisa -

Release Date: 7 September 2011

Filming Locations: Linosa, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Gross: €1,172,323 (Italy) (2 October 2011)



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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Italy's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.



User Review

Superior Italian Boat People piece.

Rating:

A remarkable film from a group of busy Italian film makers whose output is largely unknown in the English speaking world, though the director's RESPIRO did get some sub-titled screening. This one deserves the Oscar it's been put up for.

Hardships among Sicilian fishermen (oh oh) who become involved with I clandestini - illegal immigrants (Oh Oh!) but this one has a sharper edge than the do gooder-films that usually make their way into art theatres. The night time white water advancing on the small boat has genuine menace and the again admirable Finocchiaro turning on the black woman they saved, when pregnant and abandoned by her fellow escapees, is all the more effective because it's unfamiliar. The film is not without compassion but underlays it with a new realism.

Cast, crisp camera-work, sunny scenes of ocean front life, the spectacle of half clothed tourist merry makers, whose relation with the locals is as dodgy as that of the Africans, all add to the impact of an involving and accomplished production.









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