Respiro Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Respiro the Movie

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Grazia (Golino--the only professional in the cast) does not fit into the usual life of the small Sicilian fishing village of Lempedusa. Although devoted to her husband Pietro (Amato) and their children, Grazia's emotions are volatile (even by Italian standards)--maybe she needs professional help? When Pietro tries to send his wife to Milan for treatment, she runs away to hide out in a local cave, depending on her 13-year-old son Pasquale (Casisa) to protect her. The film replaces reality (the fact that Grazia has a mental illness) with poetics (she's really just a free-spirit) but you'll be lulled by its charms. Italian with subtitles.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from Italian, French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Island Fare, Family Ties, Go Fish, Sanity Check
Screenplay
Emanuele Crialese
Cast
Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa, Veronica D'Agostino, Filippo Pucillo, Muzzi Loffredo, Elio Germano
Cinematography
Fabio Zamarion
Director
Emanuele Crialese
Music
John Surman
Other
Pierre-Yves Lavoue, Didier Ranz, Beatrice Scarpato, Eva Coen
Producer
Domenico Procacci, Fandango, Roissy, Medusa Film, Les Films de Tournedos, Telepiu, Sony Pictures Classics

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