Elisa di Rivombrosa (2002)

'Elisa di Rivombrosa' has given me the opportunity to see a nice story, similar to a fairy-tale. The plot may not be very complex and the meanings not very deep, but its purpose isn't to make you wonder what life is about and whether aliens do or do not exist.

Director
Cinzia TH Torrini
Production Cmpanies
De Angelis Group, Nimar Studios
Executive Producers
Guido & Murizio De Angelis, Bruno Altissimi

Cast

 
Vittoria Puccini
Elisa
Alessandro Preziosi
Conte Fabrizio Ristori
Antonella Fattori
Contessa Anna Ristori
Jane Alexander
Lucrezia Van Necker Beauville
Linda Batista
Isabella
Kaspar Capparoni
Giulio Drago

Synopsis

 'Elisa di Rivombrosa' has given me the opportunity to see a nice story, similar to a fairy-tale. The plot may not be very complex and the meanings not very deep, but its purpose isn't to make you wonder what life is about and whether aliens do or do not exist. It's a story about love, fighting for an ideal, honor and dignity.

The atmosphere that is created by costumes, locations and characters transferred me to my childhood when I was terribly fond of fairy tales. The costumes are really great and the actors are pretty handsome / beautiful. Though it's kind of predictable, the story of Elisa Scalzi (Vittoria Puccini) and the duke Fabrizio Ristori (Alessandro Preziosi) is an interesting one, raising above common Sud-American novels through the performance of the artists, the music and the great costumes used for the series. So, if you are into fairy-tale-like kind of stories and love the Italian culture and history (and, of course, the magnificent Italian language), you shouldn't miss Elisa di Rivombrosa