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Not of This World
Not of This World
Actors: Margherita Buy, Silvio Orlando, Carolina Freschi, Maria Cristina Minerva, Sonia Gessner
Director: Giuseppe Piccioni
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Special Interests
NR     2003     1hr 40min

A young nun about to take her final vows is suddenly given an abandoned baby and sets out to find the infant's mother. A middle-aged laundromat owner who may be the baby's father joins her on the search and it becomes a jo...  more »


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Actors: Margherita Buy, Silvio Orlando, Carolina Freschi, Maria Cristina Minerva, Sonia Gessner
Director: Giuseppe Piccioni
Creators: Luca Bigazzi, Giuseppe Piccioni, Esmeralda Calabria, Lionello Cerri, Rosanna Seregni, Gualtiero Rosella, Lucia Maria Zei
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Religion, Religion & Spirituality
Studio: Accent Cinema
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/04/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Italian
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Warm, human, real -- all that is best about Italian film!!!
mintonmedia | Beverly Hills, CA USA | 04/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Had I known beforehand that this was a film about a nun who finds a baby in a park, I probably would have avoided it like the plague. Yet, from this premise that promises only the worst kind of sentimentality comes the best film I've seen in years. There is sentiment, to be sure, but it is earned -- superbly so -- by the honesty and intelligence of the performances, script and direction.This film lets us spend time with ordinary, unforgettable people facing the simple, terrible problems of everyday life, first alone, and then together. It shows us that even those who think they are "not of this world" are bound to it by the humanity we share. It will make you smile in recognition and, I dare say, sniffle a bit as well."
A Realistic View of Nuns
mintonmedia | 07/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like _The Brides of Christ_, this film gives a beautifully realistic portrayal of nuns in times of changee and crisis. The story of a middle-aged nun, and the heartache she goes through as she tries to decide when, upon finding a child, whether she has truly made the decision to forsake all earthly things in joining the convent. Without being sentimental or preachy, this film considered some of the things a man or woman who enters the church has given up, and what he/she gains by it also."
Not of This World
Denise Bishop | Sasebo, Japan | 07/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love foriegn films and this one is one of the best I have ever seen. I saw it many years ago for the first time & I have been looking to buy it for a long time. Even if you don't like reading subtitles I would recommend this film. It's touching & funny!"