28 January 2009

Miracle at St Anna

My last Must-See was this wonderful, amazing, touching, beautiful movie..I found out about it in one of Oprah's shows and ever since I wanted to see it. And also because of the wonderful reactions from Oprah and the people in the room when hearing about the movie. I remember one man from the audience, an Afro-American, said that after watching this movie he felt proud of what he is and he called his relatives to thank them for their efforts and sacrifices to bring him up in this world.

I was deeply impressed by the movie...got scared at some moments, laughed a lot at some, cried -inevitably, had my AHA-moments and ... thought about Barack Obama, what he really means for the Afro-American people, what they have had to put up with, even in the world war, when fighting for America...good point in the movie, one black soldier says :We helped building up this country from scratch and we don;t have a country of our own.:

Really a must see for everyone...ah, I will resee it , for sure...

"Miracle at St. Anna is a 2008 war film directed by Spike Lee and written by James McBride, based on McBride's novel of the same name. The film was released on September 26, 2008,[1] and is set during World War II, in fall of 1944 in Tuscany and in the winter of 1984 in New York City and Rome."

"Miracle at St. Anna follows four black soldiers of the all-black 92nd Infantry Division who get trapped near a small Tuscan village on the Gothic Line during the Italian Campaign of World War II after one of them risks his life to save an Italian boy.

The group is made up of:

The idealistic Staff Sergeant Stamps, who believes fighting in World War II will help American Negroes to win the same rights as whites; the world-wise Sergeant Bishop, whose ambitions are much more prosaic and personal: survival, economic gain, female company, etcetera; Corporal Negron, a Puerto Rican, whose perception of the racial issue is somewhat different due to his Hispanic upbringing; and the hulking, but naive, Private First Class Train, whose childlike attitude bridges the gap with the rescued Italian child, himself suffering from the after effects of a terrible trauma.[2]

The story is inspired by the August 1944 Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre perpetrated by the Waffen-SS. There is also a reference to a sculpted head from Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence that acts as a Macguffin."

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