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Cielo Sulla Palude

  • Runtime: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Genres: Hagiography, Drama


Unlike most Italian films of the 1940s, [[Performer~P91264~Augusto Genina~augustogenina]]'s Cielo Sulla Palude opened in Venice rather than Rome. The film's American title was [[Feature~V128054~Heaven Over the Marshes~overthewaves]], and indeed most of the story is set in the disease-ridden Pontine Marshes on the outskirts of Rome. This was the home of Maria Goretti, a pious young girl who was murdered by her would-be seducer. For reasons elucidated in the course of the film, Maria's short time on earth...more