Twice Born

2012

Drama / Romance / War

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IMDb Rating 7.4 10 14,243

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Cast

Jane Birkin as Psicologa
Penélope Cruz as Maria Alvarez
Saadet Aksoy as Aska
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922.69 MB
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23.976 fps
127 min
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127 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ma-cortes 7 / 10 / 10

Intense drama co-produced by Italy/Spain , including an enjoyable love story among a young couple during Bosnia war

¨Twice Born¨ is a thought-provoking war drama crammed with thrills , intrigue , family relationship and an agreeable love story . It tells the story of Gemma (Penelope Cruz), an Italian single mother who decides to bring her teenage son, Pietro (Pietro Castellitto) to battle-scarred city of Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago . There they see the country where he was born and where she fell in love with Pietro's now-deceased father, photographer Diego (Emile Hirsch). It's a tense arrival, one that foreshadows the struggles Gemma must face as she relives her past. Scenes of the present are intercut with those of the past, when Gemma was a student working on her doctorate in Sarajevo in the early 1980s. The two had formed a romance in a very different Sarajevo during the 1984 Winter Olympics . But when the Balkan war loomed , Gemma was forced to flee to Italy with her infant son. As she tours the city 18 years later, she uncovers a terrifying hidden truth . There , she was introduced to the passionate American photographer Diego by her zany Bosnian poet guide, Gojko (Adnan Hasković) kickstarting a steamy romance that leads to marriage but, unfortunately for them, a lack of children leads to unexpected consequences . This interesting film deals with a tragedy of human emotions pushed over the edge . This wartime movie picture is an enjoyable tale with an interesting characterizing about a few characters , tragic drama , emotion and including some war scenes . Its style is pretty much sour , dry and realistic as well in the atmosphere as in the fresh dialog . Sergio Castellito returns to top form, with an intelligent and engaging script which uses dramatic situations to give us a good movie in a high sense and intimate sensitivity and that kept me entertained for the almost two hours and some of duration . This stirring as well as intimate story is a passionate retelling and a touching love story between Cruz and Hirsch interrupted by a fateful war . Storyline relies heavily on the continued relationship among them ; in spite of , the movie results to be better than average , being surprisingly good and compellingly realized . Rightly enjoyable and fun-filled , milestone drama which neatly combines tragedy , drama , entertaining situations and unexpected finale . Flawless story with a quartet of sensational protagonists , all of them give fine performances , as Penélope Cruz , Emile Hirsch , Adnan Haskovic and Saadet Aksoy . Unforgettable Penelope Cruz , she parades sexily at her best and more relaxed and enticing than ever . The hit of the show is undoubtedly for the fetching Penelope who gives one of the best screen acting , she pays a nervous and aged woman who flies to Sarajevo with her son , marking the first time they've been back since escaping the Bosnian War 16 years earlier. I liked everyone in the excellent cast, and the male and female actors , especially Penelope Cruz , were all very attractive . I have seen many, Hollywood-dramas that couldn't compare with this one, but many give them a higher rating because they are Hollywood-made . Here Penelope Cruz adds the Italian language to a resume full of English and Spanish speaking roles. ¨Twice born¨ seems to be be a family film , because it has been written , produced and directed by parents ; as Penélope Cruz acted and produced , her brother Eduardo Cruz composed an adequate soundtrack ; Sergio Castellitto played , wrote , produced and directed , his wife Margaret Mazzantini wrote the novel and their son Prieto played an important role . This attractive Italian/Spanish film was well produced by Guido De Laurentiis, Piero Amati ,Jaime Ortiz De Artiñano , Roberto Sessa , Fernando Bovaira , which got critics and moviegoers polarized in their opinions. The R-rated drama film was screened in a handful of theaters in the U.S. but its biggest audience is on the DVD. The motion picture was well directed by Sergio Castellitto . He is an actor and writer, known for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), The star maker (1995) and Don't move (2004) in which he also directed to Penélope Cruz . Sergio has been married to Margaret Mazzantini since 1987 , a known writer who wrote this film and Don't move , they have four children , on of them results to be Pietro Castellitto . Rating : Above average , worthwhile watching .

Reviewed by kucukmrv 10 / 10 / 10

A story of life

I had a chance to watch this movie yesterday after one of my friend suggested me to watch. I have a special interest on Balkans Wars that's why I have got very excited before i watch the movie. First of all, i would like to say that this is not a movie about Balkans war. It is an illustration of how a bloody war can affect and destroy a life of human being. We saw the drama in the eyes of a woman who desperately was trying to survive. Secondly, this movie looks to the war from a very different perspective. The actors and actresses played very well. Penelope Cruz and Saadet İsil Aksoy were amazing and finally the soundtracks are so strong that you would not easily forget.

Reviewed by Julia Stone 10 / 10 / 10

This movie really amazed me.

This movie moved me so much that I had to get up and write this review. As Bosnian and Herzegovinian, I think that this story represents life and its details in Bosnia and Bosnian people before and post war. Details are saying much more than big things. Storyline is great and shows us how destiny can play with us humans. Also, it shows us how there is bad and good people and it doesn't matter who they are and what they believe in. It shows us how love can be really complicated and how people can sacrifice their life for other people. It shows us how system works and that we can't do anything to change it but we still can be humans. I haven't blink in 2 hours and 9 minutes of a movie. Actors couldn't been better. Adnan Hasković did his best and I loved it. I have no other words for this movie! 10/10

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