15 certificateBaaria is a Film programme that first aired in 2009 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Baaria is a 3 star programme

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Baaria (2009)

Directed by
Giuseppe Tornatore

The action takes place close to Sicily's capital, Palermo, in the director's home town of Bagheria. The narrative covers the period from the 1920s through to the 80s and centres on a boy called Peppino, who comes from a poor shepherding family. The film tracks both Peppino's romance with local beauty Mannina and his political awakening - which will take him to the upper reaches of the Communist Party - as well as the social changes within the town: life under the Fascists, the influence of the Mafia, and the dominant forces of the Catholic Church and Christian Democrats. Tornatore's obsession is ravishingly captured by cinematographer Enrico Lucidi and, as with Cinema Paradiso, Ennio Morricone provides the score. The town was painstakingly recreated on massive sets in Tunisia, which ultimately made this one of Italy's most expensive film productions. It won a host of awards in Italy, as well as a Golden Globe nomination in the US.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 595 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2009

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: Italy/France

Filmed in Colour

When is Baaria next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 June 8th, 1:00am and on Film4 Plus 1 June 8th, 2:00am. See more...


Francesco Scianna...Peppino Torrenuova
Margareth Madè...Mannina
Raoul Bova...Roman journalist
Giorgio Faletti...Corteccia
Leo Gullotta...Liborio
Nicole Grimaudo...Sarina as a girl
Gabriele Lavia...Teacher
Ángela Molina...Sarina
Enrico Lo Verso...Minicu
Nino Frassica...Giacomo Bartolotta
Marcello Mazzarella...Podesta
Luigi Lo Cascio...Beggard's son