Dormant beauty

Dormant beauty

DVD - 2014 | Italian
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A senator, forced to vote for a law with which he profoundly disagrees, is torn between his conscience and his loyalty towards the leaders of his party. His daughter, a right-to- life activist, falls in love with an advocate for assisted suicide. A famous actress turns towards faith and miracle cures in the hope of bringing her daughter out of an irreversible coma. And the beautiful Rossa is saved by the young doctor Pallido and reawakens to life.

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kdrabek
Jan 31, 2016

Isabelle Huppert is chewing scenery. She's like a modern Nora Desmond and it isn't clear if its just bad acting or she thinks the former actress she portrays is, as the mother of a woman in a coma, truly playing the role of a living martyr. A weird side story involving the senator's very strange daughter, detract from the narrative. Former Prime Minister Berlusconi's comment that the comatose, tetraplegic, lung damaged woman still menstruates and thus, "could be a mother" is extremely disturbing. For the pro-lifers in the movie she is viable as a human being for that reason.

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ms_mustard
Mar 31, 2015

a stew of suicide, assisted suicide and its advocates, coma patients, pro-life advocates, politics and family dynamics - and despite all of that it is a very watchable film.

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