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The Etruscan Smile

Original title
The Etruscan Smile aka
  • Rory's Way
Running time
107 min.
United States United States
Sarah Bellwood, Michal Lali Kagan, Michael McGowan (Novel: Jose Luis Sampedro)
Haim Frank Ilfman
Javier Aguirresarobe
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Po Valley Productions
Drama | Independent Film (US)
Synopsis / Plot
Relative newcomers Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis are directing from a script by Michael McGowan, Sarah Bellwood and Michal Lali Kagan. The story follows tough old Scotsman Rory MacNeil as he travels from his home in the remote island of Vallasay, Scotland to San Francisco. Seeking treatment for a terminal illness the colorful character stays with his son and his family. Rory finds his precious days left alive transformed as he bonds with his American grandson. Based on the Spanish novel La sonrisa etrusca by José Luis Sampedro, the story's setting has been shifted from Italy to the US.

In need of medical attention, a crusty, macho Scotsman (the great Brian Cox) leaves his beloved Hebridean island home to stay with his estranged son in high-tech San Francisco. There he forms a life-changing bond with his newborn grandson.
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