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Del perduto amore

Original title
Del perduto amore
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Domenico Starnone, Michele Placido
Music
Carlo Crivelli
Cinematography
Blasco Giurato
Cast
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Producer
Clemi Cinematografica / Rai Cinemafiction
Genre
Drama | Politics
Synopsis / Plot
Priest Don Gerardo (Placido), at age 50, reflects on his life, looking back to 1958, his childhood, and the discipline of his father (Fabrizio Bentivoglio). Outspoken leftist Liliana (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) is in her twenties when Gerardo takes an interest in her, but her leftist leanings generate resentment in the Catholic community. Liliana turns an abandoned stable into a school for local youths expelled from the state schools, but her teaching of progressive ideas on such subjects as sexual equality and birth control stirs up hostility. Becoming politically active, she runs for a local council seat. Torn between his emotional response to Liliana, community traditions, and his religious background, Gerardo learns of Liliana's affair with a married doctor (Enrico Lo Verso), and this leads him to join right-wingers who attack and destroy her school.
Awards
1997: David di Donatello Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Fabrizio Bentivoglio). 2 nominations
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