Il CIELO CADE (2000)

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  • The SKY WILL FALL Alternative
  • The SKY IS FALLING Alternative


Period drama. In 1944, two young sisters, Penny and Baby, are orphaned when their parents are killed in a car crash. They go to live with their Uncle Wilhelm, a liberal German-Jewish intellectual, and his wife, Katchen. Wilhelm and his family are quick to discourage the girls' sympathies towardsFascism, but when Nazi soldiers take accommodation at the family villa, and the girls become friendly with a Nazi general, the situation becomes dangerous, exacerbated by the refusal of Wilhelm to escape to Switzerland.

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