Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama
Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Tornatore was born and this is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born.
Italy's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards; the other four films considered were: Fort Apache Napoli (2009), The Big Dream (2009), We Can Do That (2008) and Vincere (2009).
The initial UK DVD release of the film (by eone entertainment) is heavily cut, missing a total of ten minutes of footage. Not only is the 'controversial' cow death scene almost entirely cut out (missing the actual cow execution and subsequent bloodletting), but most of the scenes in the film are abridged by at least several seconds (and a few times cut out entirely).
Sicilian, Italian, English
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