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Heaven Over the Marshes

Cielo sulla palude

Directed by Augusto Genina
Italy, 1949
Drama

Synopsis

The scene is the Pontine Marshes, a disease-ridden region. The year is 1902. Maria Goretti, a twelve-year-old girl, lives with her parents, poor farm hands, in the house of Serenelli, a heavy drinker who has offered them board and lodging.

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Heaven Over the Marshes Directed by Augusto Genina

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1949 | 4 wins including: Best Italian Film

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1950 | 2 wins including: Best Director