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The Garden of Redemption (1997)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | TV Movie 25 May 1997
A priest struggles with his religious beliefs as he sees his countrymen murdered in Nazi occupied Italy and as he becomes attracted to a woman operating in the resistance.

Writers:

Tony DiFranco (short story) (as Anthony DiFranco), Thomas Michael Donnelly (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marta Amaro Marta Amaro ... Adrianas Granddaughter
Anthony LaPaglia ... Don Paolo Montale
João Arouca João Arouca ... Porter in Modena Station
Embeth Davidtz ... Adriana
Rui Pedro Cardoso Rui Pedro Cardoso ... Partisan
Dan Hedaya ... Capt. Zito
Manuel Castro e Silva Manuel Castro e Silva ... Renata's lover in cafe
Peter Firth ... Nazi Commandant
Brad Cherry Brad Cherry ... American paratrooper
Jorge Sanz ... Aldo
James Acheson ... American OSS officer
Diogo Lagoa ... Boy on train (as Diogo Costa)
John Benfield ... Mayor of Vaiano
Carla Cruz Carla Cruz ... Aldo's sister
Carlos Curto Carlos Curto ... Partisan
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Storyline

A priest struggles with his religious beliefs as he sees his countrymen murdered in Nazi occupied Italy and as he becomes attracted to a woman operating in the resistance. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for war violence and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor Em Tempo De Guerra See more »

Filming Locations:

Lisbon, Portugal See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Aldo: I'm like a fox! They'll never catch me!
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Must-see for LaPaglia fans
31 August 2004 | by kacee4See all my reviews

This isn't the most original plot in the world, but it's definitely a sweet and touching tale nonetheless. The beautiful visuals highlight LaPaglia's tender performance of a shy, quiet priest trying to get by during WWII. In particular, this is a showcase of LaPaglia's wonderful array of sad-eyed expressions, puppy-dog guilty looks, and heart-grabbing sighs. If you dig LaPaglia in emotional settings, you will definitely want to see this movie.

The other acting is also quite good.

The "Italian" accents aren't always top-notch and I would have preferred the movie to not have used accents in that way at all, but it's a minor complaint.


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