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La Ciociara (Two Women)

Posted by martinteller on January 27, 2007

So-so drama of a woman and her 12-year-old daughter in wartime Italy.  Sophia Loren and Jean-Paul Belmondo are good, if slightly on the hammy side.  The narrative is a bit loose, but the anecdotes were interesting enough.  I was actually quite into it until near the end, where this racism comes out of nowhere.  One could argue that it’s not racist (or at least not intentionally so) but I didn’t care for it at all.  Still, I guess it’s worth a watch, but not on the godawful Madacy DVD that’s available. The print quality is equal to the worst of VHS.  Rating: 6


2 Responses to “La Ciociara (Two Women)”

  1. Tina said

    Your opinion about the quality of the movie is absolutely respected.However I would dig a little deeper into the whole racism thing,since it kinda has a very solid basis on real events.Why don’t you do a simple search of the term “marrocchinate”? Reviewing movies actually requires a little bit research of the context,especially if they are historical.Things are not always black and white.

    • Well, thank you for commenting. I was still pretty lazy about my reviews back in 2007 and I’m not that proud of them. I really don’t remember this movie I saw once eight years ago, but I think even now I’d have a hard time singling out one word that may or may not need researching. I am quite aware that things are not always black and white, and ambiguity is a quality that I frequently hold in high regard in my review. Commenting on blogs actually requires a little bit of research of the context.

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