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Lungo Il Fiume

Synopsis

Documentary filmmaker Ermanno Olmi continues his meditations on man and nature in this film, which considers the northern Italian river Po in its many moods and seasons. Featuring a mix of philosophical speculations and religious inspiration, the director contrasts the perfection of nature with the exploitative and destructive ways in which mankind relates to it. In the present instance, the river Po is highly polluted because it runs through...more

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