Watch: La bestia nel cuore 2005 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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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lighthearted but conscientious
The director has written 4 books and directed 7 films but this is her first film based on her own book. She said it has been a challenging task for her to direct this film because one has to betray the book while directing its film version. It has been a difficult task for her to cut out many written in her book.
In general, it’s a well-done film about many unusual relationships: family relationships (including father-daughter, mother-daughter, father-son, mother-son, brother-sister relationships) involved in pedophilia, lesbian relationship, co-cohabiting couple relationship in an adultery, divorced couple relationship in an adultery. Exactly because of such a wide angle about relationships, the core element about victims/survivors of pedophilia has been dealt lightly but conscientiously.
Very good acting from the supporting actresses Angela Finocchiaro and Stefania Rocca. The acting of Giovanna Mezzogiorno is less natural. The anxiety she delivers in this film is not that of being in a pedophilia victim-hood, but more of that of her impersonal and emotionless involvement.
Two scenes I found unnecessary in the film. One is the (imagined) kissing scene of Emilia and Sabina. Enough evidence has been given (though later) suggesting Emilia is a lesbian, so no need of showing this scene. Another disturbing scene is when Franco was watching Sabina playing with his children. I found it redundant to show the detailed scene of Sabina’s conversation with the children.
In addition, the plot is well-linked through narrating all correspondences (letters and emails) between the protagonists. A neat idea.
Five episodes of (bad) soap-opera crammed into 2 hours of film
OK, let me talk some sense about this movie:
1. This is Italian Drama at its worst 2. There are three different movies crammed into one 3. The narrative cues are typical of soap operas
There, I said it. And I know what I’m talking about since I’m from Brazil and we know all about soap operas.
This is not a great film, period. Put that in your head, Foreign Film judges.
It might have been a good episode (if heavily edited) of prime time TV, but it will NEVER be Oscar material.
First, let me digress about the script. As many of you will see, it’s a mess from start to finish. The main topic (abuse / incest) has to share time with a struggling TV director and a some thoughts on lesbianism AND blindness at the same time. Can you guys see the SCOPE of all that? How are we supposed to follow all these very intense plot lines and still care for the main theme?
Well, the answer is simple. We can’t. Soon the audience gets divided over plot lines and the main one never recovers. Since this is a scripting problem – mainly from the adaptation from a book, I’m sure – this would already be a major con for a serious drama.
Then we go to acting. The husband gives us the “theater speech” but all we see on screen is an impersonation of a caring husband. He never goes above TV level – just like what they are supposedly mocking. As for the main actress, she is good but her character soon loses steam and she has to rely on pre-fabricated “moments” to emote on. After a while, it gets plain boring.
We never get a feel for the lesbian/blind girl either. She is no more than a mental construct, a “moral in a person” that manages to shine in a couple moments and nothing more. A wasted character, I might say.
The older woman. She appears from nowhere, turns lesbian, says she’s straight then proceeds to kiss the blind girl and disappears again.
I have to mention the music. All the cues come straight from a horror picture, making the horrific abuse almost funny. Less strings would be nice. Actually, less music in general would help the movie a lot.
Finally, the directing works really well sometimes. The movie has moments of greatness, of true emotion. It’s unfortunate that it is so irregular – whole sequences are destroyed by badly selected shots and artificial mis-en-scene. Again, it gets funny when it shouldn’t and many important plot points fall flat. This seems to be the work of a novice director, someone still getting to know the tools of the trade.
It could be so much better. 30 minutes less, it would be a competent drama. This is watchable for the most part – 70 minutes or so, I’d say – but gets irritating and over-extended close to the third act. As always, great intentions don’t make a movie great.
I’ll end this review saying that I’m stupefied over the Oscar nomination. I still can’t put my mind around it and will have nightmares tonight, I bet.
Original Language it
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