How were Renzo and Lucia before becoming the protagonists of the events told in Manzoni's "The Betrothed"? Second part of the miniseries based on the famous italian tale: the misadventures ... See full summary »
| Old Master paintings in movement and with sound.
I was mesmerized by this movie, it's SOOO beautiful! and although it needs TWO CD's because of its length, it's so very well done and compelling that seems to be too short.
One would like for the story to go on and on! I should feel ashamed of myself, since I decided to pick up this film at the Dante Alighieri Mediateca --Italian language school in Buenos Aires-- for the only reason that it was so long and therefore it could've helped me with my studies of the Italian language --I didn't have the slightest idea about the contents of this film-- but from the opening sequence...Wow! I was hooked to the bitter end.
The end isn't bitter at all, on the contrary! if I could find a weak point in this movie the end would be it. I think that maybe the director thought that the story, being so dark, needed an uplifted ending, sort of a 60s Doris Day ending, right? And from my point of view, it threw away all the misery that was being so painfully worked out so masterfully throughout the whole movie. Pity. With and ending respectful of the movie contents, this could have been a true masterpiece. But then, nobody's perfect!