The Orange Thief (2007)

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A man's struggle against a life of crime takes an unusual turn during a stay behind bars in this offbeat independent comedy-drama. The title character (played by Andrea Calabrese) is an orphan who grew up fending for himself near a citrus grove in Sicily, where he kept body and soul together by stealing fruit. While the thief wants to go straight, opportunities for him are few and far between, and he's no stranger to the inside of a jail cell. While serving time, the thief meets Turrido (Allessio Giottoli), a convicted murderer. Realizing the younger man could use a break, Turrido ask a favor of the thief - since he's soon to be released, could he make some recordings of his girlfriend Rosalba (Micaela Helvetica Saxer), an aspiring singer? Eager to stay on Turrido's good side, the thief agrees, but his plan hits a snag when he discovers Rosalba doesn't like the idea of having her music committed to tape. The Orange Thief was shot in Italy by three independent filmmakers from the United States; each shot a third of the film, free of the creative input of their partners. The film received its United States premiere at the 2006 Woodstock Film Festival, where it was received the award for "Best Of Show."
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Art House & International , Comedy
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A carefree (& moral-free) young Sicilian finds that the easiest way to live is to pluck other people's ripe juicy oranges. Even after repeated wallopings, he never learns -- until he's thrown into jail with a scary murderer. This get really hilarious from there, and it ends in a trademark happy & chirpy. 3 stars for entertainment value.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

this is a charming, funny, heartwarming film. sicilian scenery and folk songs. it's nice to think of how we all have many different kinds of lives within each others dreams.

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