Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R   |    |  Action, Drama, War


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Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.


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Director:

Spike Lee

Writers:

James McBride (screenplay), James McBride (novel)

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3 July 2009 | lastliberal
7
| I have two big white biscuits right here for you.
Is this movie as bad as they say? Has Spike Lee lost focus? It garnered a lot of nominations, but no wins; what could be the matter? The opening was fascinating. There was going to be a story with multiple subplots that would make this an intelligent movie. Even Laila Petrone couldn't distract me as hard as she tried.

The story shifts to a battle between the Germans and the Buffalo soldiers, which was outstanding, and, as expected, shows the prejudice of the white officers in command. Only four men escaped the artillery barrage. It was funny watching Train (Omar Benson Miller) dragging a head with him as a good luck talisman. Soon, he is also dragging an 8-year-old boy (Matteo Sciabordi).

The story settles to life in town where various stories, including the explanation for the killing in the beginning, are told. Another big battle in town ends the story and brings us back to the present.

Was it overly long? No, I found that it was compelling enough that the time flew by. It was a good war movie with a twist. I found it enjoyable.

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Details

Release Date:

26 September 2008

Language

English, German, Italian


Country of Origin

Italy, USA

Filming Locations

Sant'Anna di Stazzema, Tuscany, Italy

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,477,996 28 September 2008

Gross USA:

$7,919,117

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,333,654

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