The Sky Is Falling details
|Starring:||Isabella Rossellini, Jeroen Krabbe, Gianna Giachetti, Barbara Enrichi|
|Directors:||Andrea Frazzi, Antonio Frazzi|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
The Sky Is Falling
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Heartfelt, rewarding movieBy Nigel Burris from Basildon, Essex , 20 Jun 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Based around a true story, this touching tale of two girls orphaned during World War II and sent to live with their aunt and uncle in the glorious Italian countryside, is a rewarding movie in more ways than one.
Aside from the gorgeous photography, the first-class performances, and the affecting screenplay, there is often note-perfect direction and a genuine feel for the period and the children's experiences. Even though the film moves into darker territory in its last third - by necessity - it never loses its way.
The film deserves a wider audience, and if this review helps bring people to it, then I'll be happy. Recommended unreservedly.
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The Sky is FallingBy a customer from Bicester , 16 Feb 2008This was a wonderful film seen through the eyes of the children. Very sad realisation of the meaning of war!
excellentBy a customer from Sandy , 31 Dec 2007Terrific film - beautiful scenery & camerawork, fine acting, & a poignant story. My only criticism is that the sisters acted younger than they looked, but then, some kids do. A film tht 'works' & stays in the mind.
BeautifulBy a customer from London , 12 Sep 2007I loved it, film about war times, really good made
Tragedy in Tuscany.By granita (216 reviews) from Farnham , 24 Nov 2006Adapted from the book of the same name, this is a convincing and deeply affecting portrait of an Italian/Jewish family's misfortunes following the occupation of Italy by the Nazis during the Second World War. It is heart-rending stuff, but worth seeing, if only for the superb acting; in particular, a wonderful little girl who plays the elder of two orphaned children.
Well directed and brilliantly photographed , I cannot reccommend it too highly. But be warned, the ending is almost too sad.
Beautiful evocations of an Italian childhood.By A classical actor from deep in the luscious green hills of stunning Mid Wales. , 31 Oct 2006I wasn't prepared for the fact that this film focusses on tragic events seen through the eyes of innocent children and so I found it difficult to tune into for the first half hour or so. So make sure you shift your mind-set before you begin watching. If you do you will see a beautifully painted evocation of innocent childhood in the countryside of Italy, and how, towards the end, it is all shattered by adult stupidities.