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5.0 out of 5 stars
Poignant and heartbreaking, 16 Feb 2009
Casting its spread over a slice of Italian history, it takes the weight of political ideas that dominated Italy in the 60s and 70s, brings them to head, and subtly layers it with the story of a family, where the lightness of being contrasts the turns their lives are taking in the politics driving them.
It also stands as a brilliant metaphor for how ideologies give the common man the pass by, and become an end to themselves.
Beautifully shot, and some fantastic acting perhaps make this the harbinger of the much touted italian renaissance that was heralded by Il Divo and Gomorrah.