Facing Windows Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Facing Windows the Movie

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Unhappy Giovanna (Mezzogiorno) is a working wife and mother with an oblivious husband, Filippo (Nigro), and a dull job in a chicken factory. Her only sliver of excitement is her handsome neighbor, Lorenzo (Bova), whom she ogles from her kitchen window (as he watches back). Things change when Filippo brings home a confused elderly gentleman who thinks his name is Davide (Girotti). Giovanna reluctantly allows the stranger to stay the night after spotting a concentration camp number tattooed on his arm. In a round about way, this leads to Giovanna getting involved with Lorenzo, learning about Davide's lost love, and even satisfying her secret dream of becoming a pastry chef. Poignant if undemanding slice of life drama. Girotti's last role; Italian with subtitles.


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 DVD
Running time 106 minutes.
Originally from Italian, British, Portuguese, Turkish.

Cast and Crew

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Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Massimo Girotti, Raoul Bova, Filippo Nigro, Serra Yilmaz, Massimo Poggio, Ivan Bacchi
Gianfilippo Corticelli
Ferzan Ozpetek
Andrea Guerra
Marco Grillo, Patrizio Marone, Catia Dottori, Andrea Crisanti
Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli, AFS, R & C Produzioni, Redwave Films, Clap Filmes, Mikado Films

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