Incantato (Il Cuore Altrove) (The Heart Is Elsewhere) (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Incantato (Il Cuore Altrove) (The Heart Is Elsewhere) (2003)



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Written and directed by Italian filmmaker Pupi Avati, Il Cuore Altrove is a romantic drama centering on Nello, a college Humanities teacher played by Neri Marcoré. His parents are well-to-do tailors who work for the Pope, and they don't approve of Nello's line of work. At their urging, Nello moves to Bologna where he meets and falls in love with Angela, a local blind girl played by Vanessa Incontrada. But their relationship isn't a simple one. Her parents don't believe that a simple teacher is worthy of their daughter, his parents protest because she is blind, and her ex-boyfriend may not be completely out of the picture. Adding one more wrench in the gears is a doctor who might be able to restore Angela's sight, leading Nello to wonder if she'll still feel for him if she isn't blind. Giancarlo Gianinni also stars as Nello's father.


Nino D'Angelo
as Domenico
Cesare Cremonini
as Parroco Santa Lucia
Giulio Bosetti
as Dottore Gardini
Edoardo Romano
as Gibertoni
Sandra Milo
as Arabella
Angelo Di Loreta
as Monsignore
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Critic Reviews for Incantato (Il Cuore Altrove) (The Heart Is Elsewhere)

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (11)

Avati provides no real emotional counterweight for all the whimsy and nonsense, and the movie carries neither the force of morality nor the titillation of trashiness.

January 7, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A mostly pleasant entertainment.

December 17, 2004 | Rating: C+

Charmingly embodying the dreamy seeker, Neri Marcore as Nello has a dignity and forcefulness that illuminate this winning tale.

December 17, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A poignant love story, laced with tenderness and gentle humor and told with the warmth of Italian movies in their seductively good-natured mode.

October 28, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Under Avati's shaky stewardship, the picture is leaden and charmless.

October 28, 2004 | Full Review…

It's a warm bath experience, soap-sudsed with sentimentality, improbability and other storytelling misdemeanors.

October 8, 2004 | Full Review…

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