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Lives of the Saints (2004)

Lives of the Saints




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A young boy's innocence is shattered when his mother enters into an elicit affair with a mysterious blue-eyed stranger in a two-part, four hour miniseries directed by Jerry Ciccoritti and starring Academy Award-winner Sophia Loren. Vittorio Innocente is a typical young boy from the tiny Italian village of Valle del Sole. When Vittorio's youthful innocence is shattered by his mother's enigmatic boyfriend, the youngster is compelled to shed light on the mystery of his mother's past by piecing together her remarkable story one chapter at a time. As he does so, Vittorio gradually learns of the centuries-old superstitions that continue to influence the actions of the naïve villagers, and gains greater insight than ever into the true nature of humanity. Though the hypocrisy, fears, and maliciousness he discovers in the centuries-old village soon leads Vittorio to discover the truth about his mother, those very same discoveries also threaten to unravel the very foundation of his safely sheltered world.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Malcolm MacRury
On DVD: Jan 30, 2007
Capri Films


Sophia Loren
as Teresa Innocente
Sabrina Ferilli
as Christina Innocente
Fab Filippo
as Vittorio Innocente
Jessica Paré
as Rita Amherst
Nick Mancuso
as Mario Innocente
Kris Kristofferson
as Matthew Bok
Michael A. Miranda
as Alfredo Innocente
Kate Trotter
as Mrs. Amherst
Stephanie Ann Mills
as Elena Amherst
Flavio Pacilli
as Young Vittorio
Joseph Marrese
as Teen Vittorio
Stephanie Mills
as Elena Amherst
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

Ambitious and beguiling.

Full Review… | January 26, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

dares, from the unlikely vantage of Britain's criminal underworld, to look heavenwards - and, in its darkly pessimistic way, to see nothing there.

Full Review… | June 19, 2007

As painfully hypnotic as watching a religious zealot ranting in the street and carrying a banner proclaiming the second coming.

Full Review… | January 28, 2007
Observer [UK]

Comes across as an obscure Renaissance play which has been badly modernised.

Full Review… | January 28, 2007
Independent on Sunday

Not every turn in the story is well judged, but what's more damaging is that the film's general aura is not sufficiently powerful.

Full Review… | January 28, 2007
Sunday Times (UK)

The moral of this well-shot but grossly uneven film is obviously that, once you get what you want, you may well find either that you don't want it, or that devastating complications can ensue.

Full Review… | January 26, 2007
This is London

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