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Baaria

Picture of Baaria
Original Title: Baaria
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Cast: Peppino Torrenuova: Francesco Scianna; Mannina: Margareth Madè; Sarina: Nicole Grimaudo; Sarina adulta: Angela Molina; Giornalista: Raoul Bova; Nino: Ficarra; Luigi: Picone; esponente PCI: Michele Placido; Renato Guttuso: Corrado Fortuna; fotografo: Franco Scaldati; farmacista: Luigi Maria Burruano; Liborio: Leo Gullotta
Story: Giuseppe Tornatore
Screenplay: Giuseppe Tornatore
Genre: Drammatico/Storico
Production: Marina Berlusconi,Tarak Ben Ammar
Year: 2008
Runtime 163'
Nationality: ITA/FRA
Location: Città e dintorni Bagheria (PA) /Villa Palagonia Bagheria (PA)

The film begins in the 1920's, in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (a.k.a. Baaria) where Giuseppe "Peppino" Torrenuova works as a shepherd to financially help his poor family. Over the next 50 years Giuseppe's life, as well as the life of the village, is observed. Giuseppe grows up, joins the Communist Party, marries a local girl (Mannina), has children and forges a political career for himself. 

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