#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. But nightmares start disturbing her, at almost the same time she discovers that she’s pregnant. Little by little she remembers her childhood in a severe middle-class family, but a big secret is still hidden in her heart. Determined to bring clarity and serenity to her life, she considers contacting her brother, a University teacher in the U.S.A., to try to understand what happened in their past. What is the secret? Will Sabina finally manage to free herself from the “beast inside her heart”?
Plot: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe middle-class family. But a big secret is hidden within her heart. Sabina wants to contact again her brother, a University teacher in the US, to try to understand what is happened in their past. What is the secret? She is determined to bring clarity and serenity in her life. She finally manages to free herself from her “beast in the heart”.
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Worthwhile, but unsatisfying given the potential
This uncomfortable psychological drama does not get as much mileage as it should due to unnecessary subplot’s that overstay their welcome by the time the third act finally ends. Nonetheless, lead Giovanna Mezzogiorno gives an engaging tour into the quiet torment that begins to seep back into her mind once a family death sets the film in motion. Marred by it’s overachieved Oscar nominee, this is still a worthwhile experience into old cobwebs of the mind, highlighted by it’s eerie past-sequence cinematography, but distracted and offset by the underdeveloped, sometimes silly “supporting” characters. As the final scene faded, I was painfully reminded of the powerful themes this film has to offer, and hope amongst much filler their purpose is not lost on an unengaged audience.
Through women’s eyes
Quite interestingly, this movie is based on a novel written by director Cristina Comencini herself. It is the story of Sabina (Mezzogiorno), a woman that suddenly discovers that her late father had sexually abused her. As a consequence of this epiphany, she flees to join her brother, now a professor of classical literature at the University of Virginia. During that fortnight she realizes she was not the only one in the family that had gone through such a nightmarish experience. Meanwhile, back in Rome, her partner is unfaithful to her and her two best girlfriends (one of whom is blind and the other has just been left by her husband for a girl of 20), fall in love with one another.
Yes, this is a bunch of material to work with and to squeeze all of it in a single 100′ movie is a bit risky. Actually not all is credible. For example, the parallel story of Franco, Sabina’s boyfriend, is not really interesting. Sabina foretells he will go to bed with the first girl he meets while she is away and quite obviously this proves right: a young girl forces her way into Franco’s apartment on New Year’s Eve and when he tells her to go, she stays because she knows there won’t be taxis available (what the hell should the guy have done?). All in all the character of Franco is a bit dumb.
The Sapphic love story between the blind girl and Sabina’s colleague could have been weird, but is interesting instead, most of all thanks to the quality of the two actresses (Rocca and, especially, astounding Finocchiaro). Beautiful Giovanna Mezzogiorno, not surprisingly, does a good job.
The main issue of the movie, incest, is focused in the right way, not too melodramatic, but rather balanced between Sabina’s nightmares and her brother Daniele’s quiet hate and rational will to carry on. Unfortunately, the ending is not really interesting. Plus, Lo Cascio is correct, but nothing more.
I liked the flashbacks from what seems to be an apartment in the 70s: a dark, dusty place, with seemingly no windows at all, a perfect place for perpetrating sinister family crimes and bearing them silently (the character of the mother). The Charlottesville segment is convincing, if a bit long. It is not a digression, but rather the most important section of the story. During Sabina’s US stay we almost forget about her connections with the characters she left in Rome, and for half of the movie the stories run parallel. Later they suddenly reunite, which results in something of a clash.
In a sequence, Comencini pays homage to some great Italian directors of the past (I caught a glimpse of pictures of at least Fellini, De Sica and Pasolini). Ironically, the sequence is set in a TV studio where a laughable series about a hospital is being shot. TV fiction is explicitly criticized, although later in the movie this attitude changes a bit (Franco, who has worked on the stage and for the cinema, accepts the part of an anesthetist with stupid dialog and even says they occasionally shoot scenes with virtuoso camera movements!).
Comencini is not a Fellini or a Visconti, nor are her Italian colleagues of her generation. But it is not their fault: cinema and the movie market have changed a lot since then. But as long as correct, high standard movies as La bestia nel cuore are produced in Italy, there is nothing to complain about. Go on like this.
Original Language es
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery
Director Cristina Comencini
Writer Cristina Comencini, Francesca Marciano, Giulia Calenda
Actors Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni
Country Italy, United Kingdom, France, Spain
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 16 wins & 21 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Camera and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm