Not of This World (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Not of This World (2000)




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Fuori Dal Mondo/Not of This World tells a story about people learning to deal with their responsibilities and follow their true path in life. Caterina (Margherita Buy) is a novice nun who is soon to take her vows. One day, while taking a walk in the park, she discovers a newborn baby which has been wrapped in a sweater. While Caterina immediately turns the child over to the proper authorities, she feels compelled to find out more about the baby and its parents. A tag on the sweater leads her to Ernesto (Silvio Orlando), a mean-spirited type who operates a dry cleaning shop. Ernesto eventually admits that he may be the child's father, and, as he and Caterina get to know each other, he begins to open up and realize the importance of accepting his responsibilities. Similarly, Caterina begins to realize her desire to have a child of her own, and her growing attraction to Ernesto, may mean a life in the church may not be right for her. Meanwhile, the child's mother has to deal with her guilt and confusion, her unhappy relationship with her family, and her need to build a new and healthier life for herself. Fuori Dal Mondo/Not of This World marks the fourth collaboration between actress Margherita Buy and director Giuseppe Piccioni.


Margherita Buy
as Sister Caterina
Sonia Gessner
as Mother Superior
Alessandro Di Natale
as Gabriele, the policeman
Fabio Sartor
as Amico Di Ernesto{ita}
Giuliana Lojodice
as Caterina's Mother
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Critic Reviews for Not of This World

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

will ring true for anyone who has ever doubted his/her life direction and for those who have ever fantasized about different choices

November 20, 2002 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A [...] relaxed human comedy

September 9, 2002 | Full Review…

A lyrical and engaging Italian film about the strange and often surprising free-form communities that can be created in urban living.

March 13, 2002 | Full Review…'s simple, touching material that keeps you involved and yet never requires too much thought to seem heartfelt.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

As good as the actors are, the film has no center.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Not of This World

Interesting introspective character study of individuals at one of life's crossroads: "I may be unhappy with my life, there's some vague uneasiness ... yet I alone have made the choices that brought me here ... now what?" An adult movie about adulthood set when a nun finds a newborn baby abandoned in the local park.

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