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Terraferma

IMDB rating
6.6
Quality
SD
Year:
2011
Audio:
German
Subtitles:
-
Runtime:
90 Min
Age Rating:
Not rated
Year:
2011
Country:
France
Italy
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.
Cast & Crew
Director
Emanuele Crialese
Producer
Marco Chimenz, Fabio Conversi, Giovanni Stabilini, Riccardo Tozzi
Cast
Claudio Santamaria, Donatella Finocchiaro, Beppe Fiorello, Mimmo Cuticchio, Martina Codecasa, Filippo Pucillo, Tiziana Lodato
Writer
Emanuele Crialese, Vittorio Moroni
Music
Franco Piersanti