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The Italian (2005 movie)

3 Ratings: 4.3
A movie directed by Andrey Kravchuk

Despite the title, THE ITALIAN is actually a Russian film set at a bleak orphanage in rural Russia. The story opens when six-year-old Vanya Solntsev (Kolya Spiridonov) is introduced to an Italian couple who are hoping to adopt a child. Vanya is a handsome, … see full wiki

Director: Andrey Kravchuk
Genre: Foreign
Release Date: 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
3 reviews about The Italian (2005 movie)
review by . August 14, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Best performance by a child actor I've seen since Billy Elliot      Cons: nothing      The Bottom Line: Even for someone who doesn't like subtitles but likes good stories, this is the ONE film you need to see.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. In June I reviewed a Danish film called "You Are Not Alone The Italian (a Russian film) shares some of the same emotional impact, …
review by . May 24, 2007
'Italianetz' (THE ITALIAN) is a strong Russian film from the pen of Andrei Romanov under the direction of young artist Andrei Kravchuk - the kind of film that enlightens us about problems in Russia but also provides one of the more tender stories about a child's resilience on film.    Apparently in modern Russia there are orphanages for abandoned children which serve as repositories for adoption by needy parents throughout the world, adoptions brokered by savvy Russian sponsors …
review by . May 23, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
In the heart of every orphan's life there is the shroud of mystery concerning one's biological parents. So strong is this desire that six-year-old Russian, Vanya (Kolya Spiradonov) is reluctant to be adopted by potential Italian foster parents visiting his orphanage. With envy coming from every child and great pressure from the Madam and other directors, his inquest seems daunting at best from the start. Still, one night at a bus stop, he meets into a woman who grieves over giving up her son, forced …
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