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Twice Born (2013)

Twice Born

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 06, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

127 min.

Studio

Entertainment One

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Sergio Castellitto

Producer

Sergio Castellitto, Roberto Sessa

Screenwriter

Sergio Castellitto, Margaret Mazzantini

Starring

Story


Gemma leaves her comfortable apartment in Rome to visit Sarajevo with her son, Pietro. An exhibit commemorating the siege will include photographs by Pietro's father, Diego. Sixteen years earlier, Gemma escaped the war-torn city with Pietro while Diego remained behind and later died. As she uses the visit to repair her difficult relationship with Pietro, she also confronts her past.

She first met and fell in love with Diego while visiting Sarajevo as a student in the 1980s. After many upheavals, the two lovers found passionate, if temporary, happiness. They desperately wanted children but Gemma could not conceive. As Sarajevo was being torn apart by the siege of 1992, they found a possible surrogate - Aska, a young and beautiful musician. Gemma pushed her into Diego's arms, only to be overwhelmed by guilt and jealousy. Now, a revelation awaits Gemma in Sarajevo that will force her to face the full extent of her loss, the true horror of war and the redemptive power of love.

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Emile Hirsch stars as Diego and Penelope Cruz stars as Gemma in Entertainment One's Twice Born (2013)
Penelope Cruz stars as Gemma and Emile Hirsch stars as Diego in Entertainment One's Twice Born (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a romantic drama that, with a helping of non sequitur, mutates into a paternity mystery in the final act..”
by Zachary Wigon [Village Voice]
“.."Twice Born" isn't weird enough to be half-good..”
by Jordan Hoffman [New York Daily News]
“..the movie's nagging inconsistency goes from merely grating to flat-out jaw-dropping, courtesy of late-game plot twists that squander whatever benefit of the doubt may remain..”
by Sam Adams [Time Out New York]