Sparrow
movie

Sparrow

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Year: 1993

Plot: In 1854, a cholera epidemic hits Catania, Sicily. 16-year-old novice Maria leaves her convent and returns home to avoid the plague. Her stepmother and half-sisters prevent her from living the typical life of a young girl. In their minds, she is the promised "bride of God" and a regular life is inappropriate for her. Nevertheless, she falls in love with neighbor Nino. Her freedom ends abruptly when she is forced to return to the convent.—X
Original Title: Storia di una capinera
Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Writer: Allan Baker , Giovanni Verga , Franco Zeffirelli
Producer: Mario Cecchi Gori , Vittorio Cecchi Gori , Luciano Luna , Rita Rusic
Type: movie
Year: 1993
Genres: Drama
Cast: Eva Alexander , Annabel Ryan , Angela Bettis , Johnathon Schaech , Andreá Cassar , John Castle , Valentina Cortese , Sinéad Cusack , Frank Finlay , Mia Fothergill , Pat Heywood , Janet Maw , Denis Quilley , Vanessa Redgrave , Gareth Thomas , Sheherazade Ventura , Claudio Collovà , Donald Hodson , Isabella Libra , Mariella Lo Sardo , David Maunsell , Marina Ninchi , M. Grazia Privitera , Fabio Gailuzzo , Caterina Intelisano , Barbara Liva , Laura Marconi , Salvatore Murabito , Donald O'Brien , Santo Santonocito , Leonardo Sicurello , Maurizio Cucé , Barbara Livi
Runtimes: 106
Countries: Italy , Japan
Languages: English
Color Info: Color::(Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
Sound Mix: Dolby
Original Air Date: Feb 1994 (Japan)
Rating: 6.7
Votes: 617
Year: 1993
Akas: 尼僧の恋 マリアの涙 (Japan, Japanese title) , Nisou no koi/Maria no namida (Japan) , Sparrow (World-wide, English title) , Mémoire d'un sourire (France) , Zeffirellis Spatz (Germany)
Production Companies: Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica , Nippon Film Development and Finance
Distributors: Les Films Number One , Nippon Herald Films , Penta Distribuzione , Rank Film Distributors , Filmayer Vídeo , Iris , NHK-BS2 , Vídeo Arte
Cinematographer: Ennio Guarnieri
Producer: Mario Cecchi Gori , Vittorio Cecchi Gori , Luciano Luna , Rita Rusic
Art Direction: Giantito Burchiellaro
Certificates: Argentina:13 , Italy:T , South Korea:15 , Spain:7 , United Kingdom:12
Composer: Claudio Capponi , Alessio Vlad
Editor: Richard Marden
Editorial Department: Edward Nadalin
Sound Crew: David Quadroli , Dean Humphreys , Godfrey Kirby , Daniele Quadroli , Nicholas Stevenson
Music Department: Angelo Giovagnoli
Miscellaneous Crew: Carmela Compagnone , Massimo Aversano , Sabrina Canale
Other Companies: Officina Cinematografica
Costume Designer: Piero Tosi
Make Up: Franco Corridoni , Maria Teresa Corridoni , Mauro Meniconi
Assistant Director: Justin Muller , Sean Simeons
Art Department: Raimonda Gaetani , Ettore Guerrieri
Camera and Electrical Department: Federico Angelucci , Andrea Collepiccolo , Fabio Sargenti
Costume Department: Giovanni Casalnuovo , Alberto Spiazzi
Special Effects: Massimo Cristofanelli , Franco Ragusa
Location Management: Emilia Costa
Seasons: Beata Rosenbaum , Emma Style