La Balia


1h 46m 1999

Brief Synopsis

At the beginning of the century Rome is embroiled in violent social upheaval. But Professor Mori and his wife have a comfortable middle-class existence, seemingly far from the trouble. However, when Vittoria gives birth, they find some problems of their own. The child refuses its mother's breast and

Film Details

Also Known As
Balia, Nanny, The, Nourrice, La, Wet Nurse
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana; Rai Trade
Distribution Company
Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Primer Plano Film Group; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Venice, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

At the beginning of the century Rome is embroiled in violent social upheaval. But Professor Mori and his wife have a comfortable middle-class existence, seemingly far from the trouble. However, when Vittoria gives birth, they find some problems of their own. The child refuses its mother's breast and Vittoria has no maternal feelings. They hire a nanny, a revolutionary who may have a dark secret, to care for and feed their child while Vittoria withdraws from the family to engage in the revolts of the populace.

Film Details

Also Known As
Balia, Nanny, The, Nourrice, La, Wet Nurse
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana; Rai Trade
Distribution Company
Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Primer Plano Film Group; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Venice, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2000 David di Donatello Award for Best Costume Design.

Released in United States May 1999

Released in United States on Video July 8, 2003

Released in United States September 1999

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 12-23, 1999.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Masters) September 9-18, 1999.

Began shooting late summer 1998.

Released in United States May 1999 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 12-23, 1999.)

Released in United States on Video July 8, 2003

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Masters) September 9-18, 1999.)