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We Believed

2010 2h 50m Drama List
Reviews 38% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
Three young Italians become revolutionaries after the brutal Bourbon repression. Read More Read Less

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Kent Turner Film-Forward.com As convoluted as the decades-long fraternal battle for Italian unification Rated: 2/4 May 31, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Martone worked wonders with a limited budget at re-creating a visually beautiful epic of early 19th century Italy, recounting its decades long war for unification as a nation-state. Servillo and Lo Cascio put in their much more than reliable usual performances, and Inaudi gets the plum role of portraying the Countess Belgioioso, one of the most fascinating and now almost unknown women of the last century. The film reveals that southern Italy was in some ways better off prior to the country's unification, and that the populist spirit of Garibaldi was indeed betrayed by the privileged who took the reigns. A heartbreaking film for those who understood what the unification of Italy promised--not only a democratic state, but a fair state--and failed to achieve. Epic length, so it was butchered for the short attention spans of some of its audience at its first US showing in LA in November 2011. Still worth it, if only for showing the Italian genius at creating the world of Visconti even without him. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Gruelling 3 1/2hr recreation of the Risorgimento as told through four young revolutionaries. The whole cast is there - Orsini, Mazzini, Cavour, Garibaldi..Packs a lot in, but don't go see it if you know nothing about Italian Unification. Beautifully filmed and great soundtrack though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member mattone di 3 ore per capire che da 150 anni è sempre la stessa storia: i politici fanno i loro interessi, gli altri lottano contro i mulini a vento. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Three young Italians become revolutionaries after the brutal Bourbon repression.
Director
Mario Martone
Screenwriter
Giancarlo De Cataldo
Production Co
RAI Cinema, RAI Fiction, Palomar
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Italian
Runtime
2h 50m