Terraferma

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Runtime:
90 Min
Genres
Drama
A fisherman rescues a drowning immigrant boy and his pregnant mother at sea, despite the government labeling it as a crime. His conscience forces him to help the little family.
Quality
SD
IMDB rating
6.6
Year:
2011
Age Rating:
Not rated
Terraferma
Genres
Drama
Ernesto is an elderly fisherman who lives on the Sicilian island of Linosa. The fishing business has gone into a slump and many on the island have either opened businesses catering to tourists or moved elsewhere, though his 20-year-old grandson Filippo works with him over the objection of his more pragmatic mother. Political and economic unrest in North Africa has caused a growing number of people to flee the country in hopes of relocating in Europe, and the Sicilian government has firmly warned sailors not to pick up Africans attempting to enter the country illegally by boat. When Ernesto sees a young man and his pregnant mother drowning after fleeing a small boat, his conscience forces him to rescue them, and when the woman gives birth not long after they reach shore, the old man and his family become unwitting criminals as they give the immigrant family a place to stay.

Information

Audio:
German
Subtitles:
-
Runtime:
90 Min
Age Rating:
Not rated
Year:
2011
Country:
France
Italy

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