Respiro Poster

Respiro

Release Date: May 23rd, 2003

PG-13|1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Grazia (Valeria Golino) lives on an island off the cost of Italy with her husband, Pietro (Vincenzo Amato), and their three children (Francesco Casisa, Filippo Pucillo, Veronica D'Agostino). Grazia has a reputation in their small fishing village for her manic behavior, but her family stands by her. After Grazia releases all the dogs in the local kennel, however, Pietro is pressured to institutionalize his wife. He refuses, but Grazia runs away anyway, choosing to hide in a cave near the sea.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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  • In the annals of Mediterranean island love stories, Respiro reflects the effortless charm of a film like "Il Postino," rather than the untidy manufactured romance of another "Captain Corelli's Mandolin." show more

  • A cheerful, life-affirming film, strong in its energy, about vivid characters. It uses mental illness as an entertainment, not a disease. show more

  • This is one of those films that can accurately be described as small. Mostly, you just appreciate the time spent with these particular people in this particular place. show more

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