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Based on an acclaimed, popular historical novel by Dacia Maraini, this 18th-century set costumer follows the adventures of a deaf-mute noblewoman who strives to escape her dark past and the social conventions that force her to remain married to a man she detests. The story begins when the already speechless title duchess is 12 years old. In hopes of shocking her back into speaking, her grandfather takes her to a hanging. The causes of Marianna's affliction are revealed slowly as the story progresses, but the whole truth is not revealed until the end. Though she is much loved by her family, they still force her to marry her ancient uncle when she is only 13. Her wedding night is horrific as is the birth of her first daughter. Her husband is desperate for an heir so she is forced to endure his unwanted attentions until she is finally able to bear him a son. Despite her oppressive life, Marianna is able to find freedom in subtle ways. She also has time to save a peasant girl from a terrible situation. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Emmanuelle Laborit
as Marianna Ucria
Roberto Herlitzka
as Duke Pietro
Leopoldo Trieste
as Pretore Camaleo
Laura Morante
as Maria
Laura Betti
as Giuseppa
Olivia Magnani
as Peppinedda
Lorenzo Crespi
as Saro
Eva Grieco
as Marianna as a Child
Selvaggia Quattrini
as Fila
Philippe Noiret
as Duke Signoretto
Bernard Giraudeau
as Grass

Crew

Roberto Faenza
Director
Vittorio Cecchi Gori
Producer
Rita Cecchi Gori
Producer
Dacia Maraini
Book Author
Roberto Faenza
Screenwriter
Tonino Delli Colli
Cinematographer
Roberto Perpignani
Editor
Elda Ferri
Associate Producer
Danilo Donati
Costume Designer
Bernard Bats
Sound/Sound Designer
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