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A taste of Sicily; an ocean of life
on November 23, 2009
I love the Orange Thief! It takes a bit to get into, but is well worth it. It's as beautiful, funny, sad and human as Sicily itself. And could it be that with all its fruit, almonds, olives and "batches" (beaches), Sicily is still so poor because, like Rosalba, it shoots itself in the hand? If you have Southern Italian or Sicilian roots, you may see your relatives in some of these characters, or, as I did, in myself.
If you came to this movie for the Italian language, you may be disappointed. There is much Sicilian dialect, so the only recognizable Italian you hear may be that spoken by the prison guard and the tourist - disgraziati!
What ties all together is the music - great Sicilian folk music. I hope this group produces more music, and many, many more movies!