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Francesco Scianna
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Cast: Francesco Scianna
Francesco Scianna
, Margareth Madè
Margareth Madè
, Raoul Bova
Raoul Bova
Giuseppe Tornatore

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Giuseppe Tornatore directed this grand-scale portrait of life and love over several decades in a small town in Sicily. The Torrenuovas are a family of peasant shepherds who have lived and worked in Bagheria though many generations. In the years before the rise of Mussolini, the family often found themselves working for Don Giacinto (Lollo Franco), a local tycoon who often used his power and position to take advantage of others. Young Peppino Torrenuova senses a profound injustice in the way Don Giacinto treats his elders, and as the years pass the young man becomes a passionate advocate for social change. Once he grows to be a man, Peppino (Francesco Scianna) falls in love with beautiful Mannina (Margareth Made) and they get married, starting a family of their own over the objections of Mannia's parents, who believe she can do better. As Peppino throws in his lot with the local Communist party and works to make life better for his fellow peasants, we see a number of important historical events through his eyes and watch the fortunes of his town and his family rise and fall. Featuring guest appearances by Monica Bellucci, Raoul Bova and Donatella Finocchiaro, Baaria was the opening night attraction at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2011
UPC: 0014381732955
Original Release: 2009
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:31:00
Sales rank: 21,825

Special Features

Director's audio commentary; Behind-the-scenes; Interview with the director; Deleted scenes; Photo and poster galleries

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Francesco Scianna Peppino
Margareth Madè Mannina
Raoul Bova Actor
Nicole Grimaudo Actor
Ángela Molina Actor
Enrico LoVerso Actor
Michele Placido Actor
Lina Sastri Actor
Vincenzo Salemme Actor
Monica Bellucci Actor
Laura Chiatti Actor
Salvo Ficarra Actor
Valentino Picone Actor
Lollo Franco Actor
Gaetano Aronica Actor
Fabrizio Romano Actor
Alfio Sorbello Actor
Gaetano Bruno Actor
Giovanni Gambino Actor
Davide Viviani Actor
Valentina Rubino Actor
Giuseppe Russo Actor
Gaetano Sciortino Actor
Guiseppe Garufi Actor
Aldo Baglio Actor
Paolo Briguglia Actor
Luigi Burruano Actor
Giorgio Faletti Actor
Donatella Finocchiaro Actor
Beppe Fiorello Actor
Corrado Fortuna Actor
Nino Frassica Actor
Leo Gullotta Actor
Gabriele Lavia Actor
Luigi Lo Cascio Actor
Marcelo Mazzarella Actor
Franco Scaldati Actor

Technical Credits
Giuseppe Tornatore Director,Screenwriter
Luigi Bonanno Costumes/Costume Designer
Mario Cotone Executive Producer
Enrico Lucidi Cinematographer
Ennio Morricone Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Massimo Quaglia Editor
Maurizio Sabatini Production Designer,Screenwriter
Faouzi Thabet Sound/Sound Designer

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