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Miracle of Marcellino
Miracle of Marcellino
Actors: Didier Benureau, Fernando Fernn Gmez, Alberto Cracco
Director: Luigi Comencini
Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Special Interests
NR     2004     1hr 32min

A heart-warming story set in the 16th century. It is wartime and the friars of a humble monastery find a baby on the doorsteps of an abandoned home. They lovingly raise the baby and name him Marcellino. When he turns 6 ...  more »

     
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Actors: Didier Benureau, Fernando Fernn Gmez, Alberto Cracco
Director: Luigi Comencini
Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Family Films, Religion & Spirituality
Studio: VCI ENTERTAINMENT
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/25/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

A profoundly moving, beautiful story
Marga Fabian | CT, USA | 12/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How can you fuse in one love, death, life, faith and make them all equally desirable? Watch this movie, and you will look differently at your child, or childhood, at mothers and at how faith manifests itself.
Kathartic and sobering.
I have watched it 4 times and cried with pain and joy more fused together than I am able to express. With every viewing one becomes more aware of the symbolism.
You can't miss it."
Original is better
Richard Byers | Astoria, OR United States | 12/25/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is good. But I have to say I much prefer the original Spanish version made in 1955. It has a much more simple story, straight to the heart. This Italian remake adds quite a bit that is completely unnecessary to the telling of an already wonderful story. Check out the original and I think you'll agree."
Very sweet movie
Francesca | Seal Rock, OR | 09/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've seen both this version and the 1955 version and I think that both are very good and worth watching. There is also alot of humor in this one. The only precaution I would advise to people, especially parents, is that there is one scene where it shows a woman breastfeeding baby Marcellino, and it does show that, so if you aren't comfortable having younger audiences see that, fast forward that very short scene. Otherwise, I highly recommend it!"
Miracle of Marcellino by Didier Benureau, Fernando Fernán Gó
Francesca | 06/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I ALSO HAVE THE OLDER VERSION OF THIS AND I LIKE THEM BOTH.BEAUTIFUL STORY, ONE FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES."