Besieged


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
SA distributor UIP
Made in1998
Produced byFiction Productions, Navert Film, Mediaset

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
1
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
1
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
15
The Star
Darryl Accone
15
The Star
Peter Feldman
10
Die Burger
Francois Smith
20
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
14
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
5
TV3 Screenplay
Sandy Ngema
14
eye Weekly
Gemma Files
15
Box Office
Susan Green
15
Rough Cut
Andy Jones
15
Film Review
James Mottram
5

What the People say

Internet
181 Netizens
13

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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