Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
Italy/France/Germany, 1993. Filmtre, Gierre Film, Florida Movies, La Sept Cinéma, Roxy Films, K.S. Film, Penta Film, Canal+, Eurimages. Screenplay by Sandro Petraglia, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani. Cinematography by Giuseppe Lanci. Produced by Jerome Clement, Grazia Volpi. Music by Nicola Piovani. Production Design by Gianni Sbarra. Costume Design by Lina Nerli Taviani. Film Editing by Roberto Perpignani.
The generational saga of an Italian family, beginning with poor origins on a dirty farm through to the wealth they achieve thanks to a heartless crime. The Taviani brothers have fashioned a memorable narrative in this gentle drama that never makes a strong enough impression. French-American actor Michael Vartan plays a dual role as a soldier and his grandson.
Cannes Film Festival: In Competition