Terraferma Poster

Release Date: July 24th, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 2014

R|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
An Italian fisherman and his family become caught between the law of the land and the law of the sea when he helps a group of illegal immigrants stranded on an overburdened raft.

Cast: Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Beppe Fiorello, Mimmo Cuticchio, Martina Codecasa, Tiziana Lodato, Claudio Santamaria, Filippo Scarafia

Director: Emanuele Crialese

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Cattleya, Rai Cinema

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Europe’s immigration dilemma was also the focus of Aki Kaurismaki’s winsome “Le Havre,” and the Africans themselves were front and center in Moussa Touré’s “La Pirogue.” This film is somewhat less effective; Crialese’s message seems to take priority over a deeper sense of individuals. show more

  • The story gets both complicated and predictable. show more

  • Crialese is a sentimentalist at heart, but a fine one, and his compassion for the wretched of the earth is thrillingly amped by the movie's ecstatic imagery. show more

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