Fiorile Movie Review 1993

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Covers several generations of a Tuscan clan living under a family curse which dates back to Napoleon's invasion of Italy. At that time Jean, a handsome French lieutenant, falls in love with Tuscan peasant girl Elisabetta, nicknamed Fiorile. When Jean is executed for a theft committed by her brother, the pregnant Fiorile vows revenge. Throughout sucessive generations, haunted by the past, the family's personal bad luck persists. Several of the actors play their character's ancestors, lending continuity. Attractive cast does well with the Taviani brothers' visual style and romantic narrative. In Italian with English subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 118 minutes.
Originally from Italian.

Cast and Crew

Family Drama, Revenge, Period Piece: 19th Century
Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Sandro Petraglia
Michael Vartan, Galatea Ranzi, Claudio Bigagli, Lino Capolicchio, Constanze Engelbrecht, Athina Cenci, Giovanni Guidelli, Chiara Caselli
Giuseppe Lanci
Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Nicola Piovani
Grazia Volpi, Fine Line Features

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