Fiorile

Fiorile

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Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Cast: Claudio Bigagli, Galatea Ranzi

     
 
In Fiorile (US title: Wild Flower), Italy's Taviani brothers once again dissect the manners and mores of the Tuscany region. The story is predicated on a 200-year-old family curse. During the Napoleonic era, Elizabetta "Fiorile" Benedetti (Galatea Ranzi) discovers that her own brother Corado (Claudio Bigagli) is responsible for the crime for which her

Overview

In Fiorile (US title: Wild Flower), Italy's Taviani brothers once again dissect the manners and mores of the Tuscany region. The story is predicated on a 200-year-old family curse. During the Napoleonic era, Elizabetta "Fiorile" Benedetti (Galatea Ranzi) discovers that her own brother Corado (Claudio Bigagli) is responsible for the crime for which her lover Jean (Michael Vartan) was executed. The embittered Fiorile places a curse on the Benedetti family, declaring that none of her brother's direct descendants will ever achieve true happiness. Over the next two centuries, the Benedettis' ill-gotten wealth increases, but they lose the love and respect of their neighbors. In fact, most people prefer to call the Benedetti family the "Maledettis," or the Cursed Ones. The film's final episode occurs during World War II, as Grandpa Massimo Benedetti (Renato Carpentieri), the last family member directly affected by the curse, relates his tale of woe to a pair of youngsters. Will the curse die with Massimo, or will the innocent young ones be forced to carry it into the next generation? Fiorile is not the sort of movie one sits back and relaxes with, despite its leisurely pace; those willing to work with the film, however, will be amply rewarded.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
UPC:
0741952312697
Original Release:
1993
Source:
Koch Lorber Films
Time:
1:45:00

Special Features

55-minute featurette "The Boys From San Miniato: Meeting With Paolo and Vittorio Taviani" (directed by Luciano Odorisio); Includes 8-page booklet with Fiorile essay by Italian cinema expert Peter Bondanella

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claudio Bigagli Corrado/Alessandr
Galatea Ranzi Elisabette/Elisa
Michael Vartan Jean/Massimo
Constanze Engelbrecht Juliette
Renato Carpentieri Old Masssimo
Athina Cenci Gina
Chiara Caselli Chiara
Giovanni Guidelli Elio
Norma Martelli Livia
Pier Paolo Capponi Duilio
Ciro Esposito Actor
Lino Capolicchio Luigi Benedetti
Sergio Dagliana Actor
Paul Muller Actor
Nicola Piovani Conductor

Technical Credits
Paolo Taviani Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Vittorio Taviani Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Claudio Amram Associate Producer
Anna Rita Appolloni Associate Producer
Jean-Claude Cecile Co-producer
Luca Gobbi Set Decoration/Design
Giuseppe Lanci Cinematographer
Roberto Perpignani Editor
Sandro Petraglia Screenwriter
Nicola Piovani Score Composer
Gianni Sbarra Art Director
Karl Spiehs Executive Producer
Lina Nerli Taviani Costumes/Costume Designer
Grazia Volpi Producer
Luggi Waldleitner Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fiorile
1. Tuscany [6:38]
2. Legend of Gold [11:23]
3. Mother [12:36]
4. Month of Springtime [7:13]
5. The Party [15:18]
6. Swimming [7:08]
7. Poisonous [7:39]
8. Cursed [13:45]
9. Jean [6:44]
10. Shoot Them [11:45]
11. Forgive Me [16:48]
12. Credits [2:23]

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Fiorile 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this film YEARS ago, and I often think of it. Such a beautiful love story.