DVD - 2013
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After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee marries a simple Italian fisherman she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany.


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Sep 29, 2016

Well, the film is almost done and I'm not too interested in what happens to poor (but exceedingly well-lit) Ingrid Bergman. I want more tuna fishing, more quirky-looking Strombolians (?), more volcanic eruptions, more Italian neorealism. Is Stromboli an Italian word for purgatory? Why do the lighthouseman and Ingrid's husband look like twins? Why am I asking all these questions, as if I were watching a soap opera? Because that's what this film is, with a dash of Catholicism for good measure. Well, Ingrid, the saying goes: marry in haste, repent at leisure...I wish you the best of luck in your life, and keep taking care of defenseless creatures.


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