directed by Gianni Amelio
Italy / France 1994

 

  Gianni Ameilo has described in interviews how, for years, he had wanted to make a film about his father's emigration from post-war Italy to the United States. Since current events prompted an Albanian refugee crisis in Italy (circa 1990) he decided to use this as an allegory to express the tale. Neo-realistically he cast amateurs depicting most characters. He found Carmelo de Mazzarelli (Michael) on the streets of Scicily. What evolves to being a totally character driven film, we are gripped by the realistic subtlety of the performances. Even beyond the beautiful story. An extremely rewarding tale of warmth, determination, desire and love.

Gary W. Tooze

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Theatrical Release: September 14th, Canada  (Toronto Film Festival)

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Distribution New Yorker - Region 1- NTSC
Runtime 1:50:24
Video 2.24:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.54 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio Italian (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: New Yorker Video

Aspect Ratio):
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.24:1

Edition Details:
• Deleted Scenes
• Alternative Ending
• Photo Album
• Poster Gallery
• Italian Theatrical Trailers
• Widescreen anamorphic format

DVD Release Date: May 25, 2004

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Chapters: 25

Comments:

The subtitles seemed to have annoying 'jaggies' in the font making reading them not impossible, but a little aggravating. the image is quite clear for a single layered disc. Audio was quite acceptable, if never fully tested by the soundtrack. Extras include three deleted scenes, an alternative ending, a photo album and a poster gallery. Standard NY'er quality with thanks for bringing Region 1 such a wonderful film. out of      .  

Gary W. Tooze





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