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PG-13 | | Drama | 2 February 1994 (USA)
While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti ... See full summary »

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Paolo Taviani (story), Vittorio Taviani (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Bigagli ... Corrado / Alessandro
Galatea Ranzi ... Elisabette / Elisa
Michael Vartan ... Jean / Massimo
Lino Capolicchio ... Luigi
Constanze Engelbrecht ... Juliette
Athina Cenci Athina Cenci ... Gina
Giovanni Guidelli ... Elio
Norma Martelli Norma Martelli ... Livia
Pier Paolo Capponi ... Duilio
Carlo Luca De Ruggieri Carlo Luca De Ruggieri ... Renzo
Laurent Schilling Laurent Schilling
Fritz Müller-Scherz Fritz Müller-Scherz ... University Professor (as Fritz Mueller Scherz)
Laura Scarimbolo Laura Scarimbolo ... Alfredina
Elisa Giani Elisa Giani ... Simona (as Elisa Giami)
Ciro Esposito Ciro Esposito ... Emilio
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Storyline

While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti fell in love with French soldier Jean - but while Jean was distracted, Elisabetta's brother Corrado stole some gold that Jean was guarding, and set the curse in train. The Benedettis become wealthy, corrupt and hated by their former friends, who rename them the Maledettis - the cursed. The childrens' grandfather Massimo is the last man to be directly affected by the curse - but will he pass it onto them? Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Journey through a wondrous Taviani folk tale.

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Rated PG-13 for violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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Italy | France | Germany

Language:

Italian | French

Release Date:

2 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Flower See more »

Filming Locations:

Tuscany, Italy

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$429,184
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Stereo

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1.66 : 1
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They dont get much better than this
19 November 2002 | by mp.visserSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie, and am ever so happy I taped it at the time it ran on TV. The great thing about this movie is that it is so normal. A family driving to granny and telling the kids a story on the way. And then later how the kids are playing and weaving the story their parents told them in their play. I far prefer European films like this to the ones we get here from the states. Why, you wonder, well if this was made in Hollywood, an escaped gangster would have come along to steal the treasure and father would have taken revenge or something like that... No, the only thing that is a petty is that movies like this are not distributed main stream, but only in arty farty circles. So most movies like this will never reach main stream audience, or even will be distributed outside their originating country. I am pretty sure there are a lot of movies that are great, brilliant movies, but I will never get to see them, because of the distribution.

Pieter


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