Once You're Born

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Giordana’s extremely disappointing follow-up to ‘The Best of Youth’ centres on 12-year-old Sandro (Gadola), son of a well-off Brescia factory owner (Boni), who goes on a yachting trip with his dad and a friend, only to fall overboard. Happily for the boy (if not for us), he’s miraculously rescued by a Romanian youth (Toma) who, like his younger sister and a gaggle of other illegal immigrants, is being ferried towards Italy by two ruthless people traffickers. As the movie slides deeper into melodrama, its child’s-eye perspective on poverty, suffering and desperation becomes ever more inadequate, ever more condescending. One suspects even Berlusconi might like this movie.



Release details

118 mins

Cast and crew

Marco Tullio Giordana
Marco Tullio Giordana, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli
Alessio Boni
Michela Cescon
Rodolfo Corsato
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