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Rose Island (2020)




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Giorgio, a gifted yet misunderstood engineer has hit rock bottom -- he's been fired from his job, his parents won't speak to him, and the love of his life has ditched him after he accidentally gets them both arrested (long story...). Sick of the stuffy rules of Italian society of the late 60s, Giorgio hatches an impossible plan; he will build his own island in the middle of the sea. Joined by a team of revolutionaries and outcasts, the Republic of Rose Island is founded, independence is declared and Giorgio is appointed President. However, team values and resilience are tested, as the Italian Prime Minister decides Giorgio's idealistic island is Italy's Enemy Number One.


Elio Germano
as Giorgio Rosa
Fabrizio Bentivoglio
as Franco Restivo
Tom Wlaschiha
as W.R. Neumann
Luca Zingaretti
as Giovanni Leone
François Cluzet
as Jean Baptiste Toma'
Ascanio Balbo
as Other cast:Carlo
Andrea Pennachi
as Ulisse Rosa
Fabrizio Rongione
as Monsieur Carlozzi
Christian Stamm
as The reporter
Marco Pancrazi
as Bruno Spaggiari
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Sibilia and co-writer Francesca Manieri successfully mix whimsy and pathos to give us something truly inspiring.

December 10, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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You wait for anything much to happen.

December 9, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Entertaining adaptation of an anarchistic story that deserves to be better known.

December 8, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A kind of Italian Fitzcarraldo, Rose Island persuasively argues that dreamers can move mountains. It offers little in the way of surprises, but it's hard not to be won over by its small-scale delights.

December 3, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Man builds own country; language and drinking.

December 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film's account (with Elio Germano as Rosa) certainly doesn't stake out new territory, but its tale of mavericks pursuing their dream and defying stuffy politicians is lively enough.

December 13, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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