Purple Sea

Overview

A woman who dares to live as she pleases is officially declared a man in this historical drama inspired by a true story. Angela Valeria Solarino is a strong, passionate, and willful woman whose father Ennio Fantastichini operates a mining business for the Spanish royal family. Her father wanted a boy and makes no secret of his disgust with Angela, despite or perhaps because of her willingness to flaunt the conventions of what is acceptable for a woman in 19th century Spain. Angela is powerfully attracted to her ...
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Overview

A woman who dares to live as she pleases is officially declared a man in this historical drama inspired by a true story. Angela Valeria Solarino is a strong, passionate, and willful woman whose father Ennio Fantastichini operates a mining business for the Spanish royal family. Her father wanted a boy and makes no secret of his disgust with Angela, despite or perhaps because of her willingness to flaunt the conventions of what is acceptable for a woman in 19th century Spain. Angela is powerfully attracted to her childhood friend Sara Isabella Ragonese, and though Sara is pledged to marry Tommaso Marco Foschi, Angela sets out to win her heart. Her father, however, has arranged a marriage between Angela and the son of a business associate; Angela bitterly refuses to wed the young man, declaring she would prefer death to the false relationship. Her mother, Lucia Giselda Volodi, arranges for a radical solution to this dilemma; using some privileged information as leverage, she persuades the village priest to declare that Angela is in fact Angelo and has been a male all along. This action prevents Angela from marrying the boy and allows her and Sara to be together, but now her father insists she take her place in a business she doesn't care about, and the community isn't sure how to react to the new "man" in the village. Viola di Mare aka Purple Sea was an official selection at the 2010 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.
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Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; Other lesbian trailers; Other strand releasing trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2011
  • UPC: 712267300822
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Strand Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 52,467

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Valeria Solarino
Isabella Ragonese
Ennio Fantastichini
Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Giovanna Emidi
Corrado Fortuna
Marco Foschi
Lucrezia Lante
Silvia Natili
Della Rovere
Alessio Vassallo
Giulio Violati
Giselda Volodi
Technical Credits
Donatella Maiorca Director, Screenwriter
Roberta Allegrini Cinematographer
Sabrina Beretta Costumes/Costume Designer
Mario Cristiani Screenwriter
Donatella Diamanti Screenwriter
Giovanna Emidi Executive Producer
Wil Malone Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Pina Mandolfo Original Story, Screenwriter
Lia Francesca Morandini Costumes/Costume Designer
Gianna Nannini Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Silvia Natili Executive Producer
Beatrice Scarpato Set Decoration/Design
Marco Spoletini Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Purple Sea
1. Worms in a Belly [9:09]
2. Waiting for Sara [10:57]
3. What's a Sin? [9:14]
4. Asking for the Moon [6:43]
5. In Captivity [12:05]
6. Making Amends [6:10]
7. New Role-Play [8:16]
8. Wedded Bliss [:07]
9. Longing [10:57]
10. Father [6:24]
11. End of Happiness [9:40]
12. Credits [8:09]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Purple Sea
   Play Feature
   Chapters
   Original Theatrical Trailer
   Other Lesbian Trailers
      The Monkey's Mask
      Late Bloomers
      The Edge of Heaven
      Show Me Love
   Other Strand Releasing Trailers
      Hideaway
      Picture Me
      Sasha
      Saturn in Opposition
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