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Besieged

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A beautiful political refugee from an unnamed country in Africa, has gone to Rome to study medicine. She takes a room and a housekeeping position in the house of a self-absorbed classical music composer. He falls deeply in love with her. But she is already married to an imprisoned teacher.
So, when he confronts her with his affection for her, the only response she can gave him is that she would only love him if he got her husband out of jail. When she is about to be reunited with her husband she realises that she actually does have feelings for this man...


92 minutes, Parental Guidance
Drama, On the Art Circuit

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Credits
Cast
Thandie Newton, David Thewlis, Claudio Santamaria
Director
Bernardo Bertolucci
ScreenplayBernardo Bertolucci, James Lasdan
MusicAlessio Vlad
CinematographyFabio Cianchetti
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in1998
Produced byFiction Productions, Navert Film, Mediaset

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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
The MoviesiteIan Douglas1
Cape ArgusAdrian Monteath1
Cape TimesWilhelm Snyman15
The StarDarryl Accone15
The StarPeter Feldman10
Die BurgerFrancois Smith20
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge10
RapportBarrie Hough14
SA City LifeTony Jackman5
TV3 ScreenplaySandy Ngema14
International Media
eye Weekly (Canada)Gemma Files15
Box Office (USA)Susan Green15
Rough Cuth (USA)Andy Jones15
Film Review (UK)James Mottram5
IMDB181 Netizens13
Average .. 56%11

Visitor Comments
Ian Douglas: This movie alternates between confusing and boring. I know the pro critics raved about it, but I could not wait for it to finish. Also, the Kenyan ''singing'' which keeps popping up is even more irritating than the rap in ''Slam''.


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