The Awakening (1957)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Anna Magnani is a powerful actress who can rise above the sentimentality of this film and still give a heartwarming performance. When a child has been abandoned by his mother and her boyfriend and is placed in her care, a kindly nun finds that her love for the boy may be more powerful than her vows for the church, as she contemplates leaving the sisterhood to become his full-time Mother.

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abandonment, child-abuse, conflict, emotional-problems, love, nun, religion, boy, church, mother