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The Italian (2007)

The Italian

Overview


Genre

Drama, Family

Release Date

January 19, 2007 (NY, LA)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Andrey Kravchuk

Producer

Andrei Zertsalov

Screenwriter

Andrei Romanov

Starring

  • Kolya Spiridonov
  • Denis Moiseenko
  • Sasha Syrotkin
  • Andrei Elizarov
  • Vladimir Shipov
  • Polina Vorobjeva
  • Olga Shuvalova
  • Yuri Itskov
  • Mariya Kuznetsova

Story


It's a pretty tall order to ask a six-year-old to suddenly take on responsibility for his own life. The questions facing Vanya are really tough: does he want to live a comfortable life as an adopted child of a loving family in Italy? After all, for an abandoned Russian child like Vanya it really doesn't sound like a bad option. Serene life under the Mediterranean sun is awaiting him. But the boy longs to find his own mother, so he decides to set off in search of her. But before he can begin, Vanya must learn to read the file that holds the information he needs to find her. He embarks on his quest—and encounters a mysterious and dangerous world. The world of children is a universe with its own laws; a realm in which sometimes one's heart speaks louder than one's intellect.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..offers a soul-blasted portrait of modern Russia..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
“..simultaneously tough-minded and sentimental..”
by Frank Scheck [The Hollywood Reporter]
“..a beautifully modulated film..”
by Kevin Courrier [Boxoffice Magazine]