The result is a deeply moving experience, alternately funny and sad. show more
The film flirts frequently with sentimentality, falling for it heedlessly at a couple of crucial junctures. Still, the overall style is more astringent than moist, and the hero is a little toughie of endearing tenderness. show more
A powerful indictment of Russia's illegal adoption industry - and a story of pipsqueak resolve and resilience - The Italian is clear-eyed and tough in its depiction of a corrupt, atrophied social order. show more
April 19, 2010 Wadis Place
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It is an outstanding movie. It rings the sad truth about European orphanages after WWII. A film worth seeing.