- Original title
Storia di una capinera aka
- Running time
- 106 min.
Franco Zeffirelli, Allan Baker (Novel: Giovanni Verga)
Claudio Capponi, Alessio Vlad
Angela Bettis, Johnathon Schaech, Eva Alexander, Andrea Cassar, John Castle, Valentina Cortese, Sinead Cusack, Frank Finlay, Mia Fothergill, Pat Heywood, Janet Maw, Denis Quilley, Vanessa Redgrave, Annabel Ryan, Gareth Thomas, Sheherazade Ventura, Donald Hodson
Co-production Italy-Japan; Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Officina Cinematografica, Nippon Film Development and Finance
Drama. Romance | Religion. 19th Century
- Synopsis / Plot
- Catania, Sicilia 1864. A serious epidemic of cholera is hitting the region. Maria a 16 years old novice leaves her convent and returns her home to avoid contamination. Here she finds a difficult situation, in fact her stepmother and her half-sisters prevent Maria to live the normal life of a teenager. In their minds Maria is the promised "bride of God" and a regular life for her is inappropriate. Nino, her handsome neighbor, falls in love for Maria who isn't indifferent to him. But when Maria comes back to her convent the way to become nun is compelled. Now Maria can understand Sister Agata, and realizes she became mad cause a lost and impossible love like the one between Maria and Nino.
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Costume Design. 2 nominations
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