Breath of Life (1990 film)
Breath of Life (Italian: Diceria dell'untore) is a 1990 Italian drama film directed by Beppe Cino. It is an adaptation of Gesualdo Bufalino's 1981 novel, Diceria dell'untore. The film, starring Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave was released in Italy on 11 October 1990.
|Breath of Life|
|Directed by||Beppe Cino|
|Produced by||Vincent Gallo|
|Written by||Gesualdo Bufalino|
|Music by||Alberto Alessi|
|Cinematography||Franco Delli Colli|
|Edited by||Emanuele Foglietti|
In 1946, Gesualdo (Nero) is a recovering Second World War soldier in a Palermo TB clinic. Most of the patients are young yet are aware of their impending death. Gesualdo holds the same bleak expectations. Yet miraculously he recovers while all the others perish, including the medical professionals. Gesualdo is the only survivor that can bear witness to the ordeal in the clinic.
- Peitsch, Helmut (2006). European Memories of the Second World War. Berghahn Books.
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