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Not of This World (1999)

Fuori dal mondo (original title)
The rumpled owner of a dry-cleaning firm joins forces with a nun to care for an abandoned baby.

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Caterina è una suora ed ha preso i voti provvisori da una mese quando andando per un parco incontra un uomo che ha trovato un neonato abbandonato e glielo affida per portarlo in ospedale. Dopo averlo fatto, Caterina comincia ad andare a trovare il piccolo e gli si affeziona tanto da tentare di risalire alla madre tramite il maglione in cui era avvolto. Arriva così fino ad Ernesto, quarantunanni, proprietario di una lavanderia lasciatagli assieme ai debiti dal padre. Ernesto è scontento della vita ed è tutto centrato sui suoi problemi tanto da non ricordare neanche i nomi delle sue collaboratrici. La madre del bambino è forse Teresa, sua ex dipendente ed Ernesto è forse il padre. Inizia così per Caterina una crisi sul suo stato di suora e per Ernesto la consapevolezza di non essere l'unico uomo disgraziato sulla terra. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Le cose che vogliamo accadono sempre nel momento sbagliato troppo presto, troppo tardi, un pò prima, un pò dopo.

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Warm, human, real -- all that is best about Italian film!!!
6 May 2000 | by (Beverly Hills, California) – See all my reviews

Had I known beforehand that this was a film about a nun who finds a baby in a park, I probably would have avoided it like the plague. Yet, from this premise that promises only the worst kind of sentimentality came the best film I'd seen in years. There is sentiment, to be sure, but it is earned -- superbly so -- by the honesty and intelligence of the performances, script and direction.

This film lets us spend time with ordinary, unforgettable people facing the simple, terrible problems of everyday life, first alone, and then together. It shows us that even those who think they are "not of this world" are bound to it by the humanity we share. It will make you smile in recognition, laugh at our follies and, I dare say, sniffle a bit as well. You may well find yourself lusting for a life-affirming, earthy experience at the end and, like one of the main characters, tearing into a bar of chocolate.


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