From Italian filmmaker Sergio Castellitto comes the romantic war drama film Twice Born. Based on Italian writer Margaret Mazzantini’s European runaway bestseller Venuto al mondo from a script by Castellitto and Mazzantini, it stars Academy Award winner Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch.
In 1984, Gemma meets and falls in love with the dashing American photographer Diego in Bosnia. However, their romance is plunged into chaos when a civil war erupts. Escaping from the 1992 siege of Sarajevo with her newborn son Pietro, Gemma leaves behind Diego who later died during the Bosnian War. Now sixteen years later when Gemma receives word about an exhibition of Diego’s photographs going on display in Sarajevo, she heads off on a summer vacation with her discontented teenaged son Pietro to the battle-scarred city. She longs to repair her relationship with her son and show him the country to help him uncover his father’s story. However, all her haunted memories of their ill-fated romance come rushing back, along with a long-hidden secret that will reveal far more to their knotted past. Ultimately she is forced to face the pains of loss, the cost of war and finally the redemptive power of love.
The DVD includes the feature film and interviews with director Sergio Castellitto, Penélope Cruz and more.
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- Penélope Cruz as Gemma
- Emile Hirsch as Diego
- Saadet Aksoy as Aska
- Pietro Castellitto as Pietro
- Mira Furlan as Velida
- Jane Birkin as Psychologist
- Sergio Castellitto as Giuliano
- Branko Djuric as Doctor
- Adnan Haskovic as Gojko
- Isabelle Adriani as Journalist
- Vinicio Marchioni as Gemma's Husband
- Interviews with Director Sergio Castellitto, Penélope Cruz and more
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