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Set in Italy in 1946 just after World War 2, the film explores the lives and emotions of a group of patients who are terminally ill and confined to an isolated sanatorium.

  1. Beppe Cino

    Director, Writer

  2. Gesualdo Bufalino


Top Billed Cast

  1. Franco Nero

    Franco Nero


  2. Lucrezia Lante della Rovere

    Lucrezia Lante della Rovere


  3. Fernando Rey

    Fernando Rey

    Gran Magno

  4. Remo Girone

    Remo Girone


  5. Vanessa Redgrave

    Vanessa Redgrave

    Suor Crocifissa

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Breath of Life


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Original Title Diceria dell'untore

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 11, 1990


Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget -

Revenue -



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