Sweet War, Farewell (1991)

Movie


Sweet War, Farewell (1991)
Uova di garofano (original title)

A man walks with his child on the grass of a hill. He reaches an old country house, where years before he had spent his childhood during World War II. The deserted and desolate rooms make him travel back in memory to the time when the war was ending. Episodes of family life pass before his eyes: father, mother, grandmother and six children, of which he, Silvano, the youngest, was made mute by the shock of a bomb exploding. He remembers the meetings with Crimen, an old man who lived alone on the mountain. People said that when he was young he ate his wife out of love for her. Fascism has crumbled. In the chaos of the Liberation, Silvano's father is threatened. The boy, returning home from a stay in the hospital, hears that Crimen is dead. After a fight with his father, Silvano runs away to the mountain to find Crimen, but after the long road there it's not the boy who arrives, but Silvano as an adult. He observes the refuge in which the old man lives, and is moved by the human words of...
Italy
IMDb  6.8 /10
Creators
Director Silvano Agosti
Writer Silvano Agosti
Information
Release Date1994-06-22
Runtime1h 42mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards2 wins & 1 nomination.
Company11 Marzo Cinematografica, Rai 2, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian
Federico Zanola
Federico Zanola
Silvano
Elisa Murolo
Elisa Murolo
Elisa
Roberto Brignani
Roberto Brignani
Michele Meggiolaro
Michele Meggiolaro
Eva Serafini
Eva Serafini
Il padre
Camilla Serafini
Camilla Serafini
Lucia Gafa
Lucia Gafa
Severino Saltarelli
Severino Saltarelli
Vecchio Crimen
Silvano da adulto
Federico Barone
Federico Barone
Young german officer
Toti Barone
Toti Barone
German General
Lorenzo Negri
Lorenzo Negri
British soldier
Franco Piavoli
Franco Piavoli
The doctor