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Original title
Storia di una capinera aka
AKA
  • Storia di una capinera
Year
Running time
106 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Franco Zeffirelli, Allan Baker (Novel: Giovanni Verga)
Music
Claudio Capponi, Alessio Vlad
Cinematography
Ennio Guarnieri
Cast
Producer
Co-production Italy-Japan; Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Officina Cinematografica, Nippon Film Development and Finance
Genre
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.
Awards
1993: David di Donatello Awards: Best Costume Design. 2 nominations
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