The Awakening

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The Awakening

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The Awakening

Release Date: October 17, 1956

Year    :   1956
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Rizzoli Film, Produzione Pallavicini
Director    :   Mario Camerini
Producers    :   Angelo Rizzoli, Franco Magli, Oscar Brazzi, Emo Bistolfi, Sandro Pallavicini, Renato Tonini
Writers    :   Leonardo Benvenuti, Cesare Zavattini, Antonio Altoviti, Ugo Guerra, Piero De Bernardi, Mario Camerini, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Siro Angeli, Mario Guerra, Amleto Micozzi, Vito Blasi, Aldo Paladini, Giose Rimanelli, Virgilio Tosi
RunTime    :   87 mins.

Directed by the incredibly prolific Mario Camerini, Suor Letizia was released in English-speaking regions as When Angels Don't Fly and The Awakening. In her first film appearance since The Rose Tattoo, Anna Magnani plays a feisty nun named Sister Letizia. Believing herself above such earthly trivialities as a maternal instinct, Sr. Letizia changes her way of thinking when an abandoned child is placed in her care. Unofficially adopting the boy, the good sister eventually comes to realize that even she cannot provide the care and guidance of a biological mother. Carefully constructed to accommodate all the surefire box-office elements inherent in Camerini's earlier films, Suor Letizia was almost guaranteed to be a hit.

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