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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis


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Release Date: November 08, 1996Running Time: 95 mins.
MPAA Rating: RBox Office: $753,688.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama

Cast:
Dominique Sanda
Lino Capolicchio
Helmut Berger
Fabio Testi

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Summary:
The story of an aristocratic Jewish family in Ferrara, Italy, in the years 1938-1943, and a way of life now lost forever. The enormous gardens of the Finzi-Contini estate surround the family both literally and metaphorically, and seemingly insulate them from the virulent spread of anti-Semitism in Mussolini's Fascist regime. As Jews are progressively banned from schools, libraries and public places, the Finzi-Continis open their gates to the friends of their children, Micol and Alberto. Giorgio, a frequent visitor, is a middle-class Jewish student who has been hopelessly in love with Micol since childhood. But Micol rejects him and in casual defiance of the "racial laws," begins a physical r... Full Summary >>