Release date11 October 1990 (Italy) WriterGesualdo Bufalino (screenplay), Gesualdo Bufalino (story), Beppe Cino ProducersFranco Nero, Vincent Gallo CastFranco Nero, Salvatore Cascio, Vanessa Redgrave (Sister Crucifix), Lucrezia Lante della Rovere, Fernando Rey Similar moviesSalvatore Cascio appears in Breath of Life and There Was a Castle with Forty Dogs
A breath of life
Breath of Life (Italian: Diceria dell'untore) is a 1990 Italian drama film directed by Beppe Cino. It is an adaptation of Gesualdo Bufalino's 1981 novel, Diceria dell'untore. The film, starring Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave was released in Italy on 11 October 1990.
In 1946, Gesualdo (Nero) is a recovering Second World War soldier in a Palermo TB clinic. Most of the patients are young yet are aware of their impending death. Gesualdo holds the same bleak expectations. Yet miraculously he recovers while all the others perish, including the medical professionals. Gesualdo is the only survivor that can bear witness to the ordeal in the clinic.