Watch: L’uomo che verrà 2009 123movies, Full Movie Online – Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before. She lives in a rural area of central Italy. Her mother is pregnant again and Martina lives for the arrival of her new brother. Meanwhile, the war is getting closer and closer, forcing the people of the village to tread a difficult path, torn between the partisan brigades and the Nazi Army. On practically the same day as the birth of Martina’s brother, the SS start a massive roundup of civilians in the area, an infamous event that will come to be known as the Marzabotto massacre during which more than 770 people were killed in houses, cemeteries and churches..
Plot: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
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beautifully shot historical events
It’s Dec 1943 in rural Italy. Martina is a young girl who has stopped talking. The other kids pick on her. Her mother is pregnant after the lost of her baby brother. Her family works the family farm living under the Nazi occupation. Some of the villagers support the Partisans led by Wolf. The fighting between the Partisans and the Nazis escalate. The Germans round up the locals and massacre them. Martina survives the mass killings and find her newborn brother as the historical event takes place.
This takes a lesser known story, outside of Italy, and brings it onto the big screen from the point of view of a child. It is beautifully shot. The story meanders early on but the little girl is compelling enough to keep it interesting. The massacre itself is a rolling train of horrifying events. It’s important to tell the tale and this does a good job doing it with beauty and sincerity.
We’re not in Hollywood anymore
Between September 29 and October 5 1944 on Monte Sole, an area of the Appenine Mountains near Bologna, S.S. Officer Weder reported “the execution of 728 bandits.” These “bandits” were in fact around 770 civilian inhabitants of the area – women, priests, the elderly, and over two hundred children – who were systematically killed by the local SS troops in a sweeping reprisal for partisan activity in the area. “L’Uomo Che Verrà” (“The Man Who Will Come”) re-enacts the event through the eyes of a young girl who observes the world in silence.
Working oneself up to seeing such a film is nearly always a task – we know how it will end, and we know it will be devastating. But as the beginning of the film focuses on the everyday lives of Martina (a little girl gone mute ever since her baby brother died in her arms) and her family, one almost forgets the film’s grim destination. Almost.
The film is fanatically, sometimes brutally, devoted to portraying real life. There are no heroes (except for perhaps Martina herself), and very few clear villains (except for perhaps one or two of the SS who mark themselves out); there is no love story, and, eventually, no easy release from the horror. The partisans are neither heroic saviors nor selfish bandits; merely men who are waging battle against the invaders, sometimes committing ugly acts as a matter of course. The colors in the cinematography sometimes resemble old photographs, the clothes are dirty, torn, and in the case of the little girl, almost outgrown, and, realistically, nearly all the dialog is spoken in Bolognese dialect, which is so foreign from standard Italian that nearly the entire movie is subtitled in Italian for the benefit of audiences on the rest of the peninsula.
It is also beautiful. The cinematography shows the Appenines in all their green, stark glory, and the moments of happiness and peace and laughter that the family find even in wartime, though they contribute to the realism rather than soften it, render the film bearable and lend it beauty.
While we in the Western hemisphere are aware of the horrors of Holocaust, Normandy, and war the Pacific, the ugly and frequently horrifying Italian front has long gone ignored or forgotten. Once this film is released with English subtitles, with any luck, this omission might be remedied.
Original Language it
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Drama, War
Director Giorgio Diritti
Writer Giorgio Diritti, Giovanni Galavotti, Tania Pedroni
Actors Greta Zuccheri Montanari, Claudio Casadio, Alba Rohrwacher
Awards 20 wins & 25 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panasonic AJ-HPX3000 (Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses)
Laboratory Immagine Ritrovata (digital intermediate), Technicolor (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm