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Baaria Review


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A robust epic spanning some 70 years of Sicilian history, this is a sprawling production that's certainly impressive to watch. Although filmmaker Tornatore throws way too much at the screen, leaving us exhausted in the process.

In the 1920s, Peppino (Scianna) is born in the spirited town of Baaria (aka Bagheria) in northern Sicily. As he grows up, he falls for local girl Mannina (Made), whose family doesn't approve, and gets increasingly involved in politics, working with the communist party to protect people's rights from both the oppressive government and the mafia. Over the years, they have five children, including the precocious and imaginative Pietro (Scortino), who becomes obsessed with cinema.

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Dull and pedantic, especially for an HBO production. This docudrama about the men who tried to bring down the Palermo mafia could have been much more. Instead, it's barely fit for access TV, big production values aside.
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