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Between Miracles (1971)

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Synopsis:
A qualified surgeon is urgently called by a party in a small and inadequate private hospital to operate a man in critical condition because of a suicide attempt. This is the protagonist of the film, Benedict Parisi (Nino Manfredi), whose first name seems prophetic of his story. In the waiting room is the companion Joan Micheli, pregnant with him, which - Benedict being alone in the world - gives consent to the risky operation. Her mother, Immaculate, however, hovers in the wings like a vulture, hoping he will die, because she aspires to marry Giovanna (Delia Boccardo) off to a lawyer friend of the family, as a better social and economic proposition.
The narrative is interwoven with flashbacks to the early life of Benedict. He is an orphan, a lively lad growing up in village in Ciociaria, under the tutelage of a maiden aunt who is filled with religious scruples, though given to libertine assignations, with which she indoctrinates him. The child is sleepless at night, because of noises from his aunt's room, which is visited by local men: his aunt instead tells him that the noises are a matter of remorse for his bad habits, and he is overcome by guilty feelings resulting from his repressive environment. When the day of his first communion nears, for which he prepares with accentuated religious devotion, he, with the other communicants, is given an effigy of "celestial friends", saints who are expected to assist them until they embrace Jesus. Benedict receives the effigy of Saint Eusebius. On that very night the boy is awoken by noises - one of the aunt's lovers, Giovanni, happens to be visiting. He runs to his aunt's room, and she hides the man in her closet. But the intruder's presence is soon revealed, and the aunt papers over his presence in her room by claiming that in fact Giovanni is St Eusebius. Benedict is told not to inform the priest of what happened, to do so would only offend the "celestial friends" by what would be a sin of pride...
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi
Aka:
Per grazia ricevuta
Genres:
Classics, Comedy
Countries:
Italy, Classics, Comedy
Awards:

1971 Cannes Best First Work

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Release Date:
Not released

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