Respiro

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Release Date: May 23, 2003 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: October 21, 2003

PG-13 | 1h 30m | Comedy, Drama


Grazia is the affectionate, young mother of three children – a teenaged girl, Marinella, and two boys, Psquale and Filippo, living on Lampedusa, an island near western Sicily. Vibrant and full of life, Grazia often sings along to the latest hit by Italian pop star Patti Pravo and enjoys finding ways to amuse herself and her children.

But Grazia, much like the sea surrounding her island, can also be unpredictable and stormy. Her free-spirited attitude causes talk in the entire village. Grazia’s husband, Pietro, lovingly stands by her in the face of small town gossip. But as Grazia’s behavior becomes more reckless, even the powerful shield of her family’s love can’t protect her.

Director: Emanuele Crialese
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Producer(s): Domenico Procacci
Cast: Valeria Golino, Vincenzo Amato, Francesco Casisa, Veronica D'Agostino, Filippo Pucillo, Emma Loffredo, Elio Germano, Avy Marciano
Writer(s): Emanuele Crialese
Official Site: http://www.sonyclassics.com/respiro/

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