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  • Emanuele Crialese
  • Production Companies
  • Cattleya
  • Babe Film
  • France 2 Cinéma

The small island of Linosa off Sicily is inhabited by a small fishing community. The order of families, who have a happy and orderly life, is disrupted as illegal immigrants start to come to the island. The family of fishermen take an Ethiopian woman and her young child home, even if it is illegal, after they manage to escape from a sinking ship. Life for this small fisherman family will never be as comfortable as it used to be. Because their boats are confiscated and the woman who starts living in their house gives birth. Italy's 2012 Oscar-nominated Terraferma is a survivalist film about immigration and morality. Competing in the 31st Istanbul Film Festival Human Rights in Cinema Competition, Terraferma received the UNICEF Award as well as the Special Jury Award in Venice in 2011. —Cemislandimmigrantsolidaritybeachmediterranean sea43 morePlot summaryAdd synopsisGenreDramaMotion Picture Rating (MPAA)Rated R for some language and brief nudityParents guideAdd content advisory


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