When Italian immigrant Francesca Cabrini steps foot in America in 1889, she is greeted by disease, crime, and impoverished children living in New York's slums. Armed with a fearless spirit and a compassionate heart, Cabrini sets off on a daring mission to convince the hostile mayor to secure housing and healthcare for society's most vulnerable. Despite broken English and poor health, Cabrini leverages her entrepreneurial mind to build an empire of hope unlike anything the world had ever seen.

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  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Drama
  • Stars: Cristiana Dell'Anna, John Lithgow, David Morse, Giancarlo Giannini, Federico Castelluccio, Jeremy Bobb, Patch Darragh, Seán Cullen, Romana Maggiora Vergano, Federico Ielapi, Virginia Bocelli, Andrew Polk, Allen Lewis Rickman, Giampiero Judica, Kevin Tanski, Fausto Russo Alesi, Rolando Villazón, Sam Bond, Montserrat Espadalé, Brian Ceponis
  • Director: Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
  • alidarbar-69397 - 5 June 2024
    Great movie in the middle of weak movies
    At a time when not many strong and heartwarming films are produced, Italy always has an option to surprise you.

    On the other hand, showing the power of women in the most correct way possible and avoiding excessive dealing with religious issues from the real life of a great character has drawn an attractive story that is really well portrayed.

    Expressing the humiliation of immigrants in the most obvious way has helped the film's effectiveness.

    The film's weakness is the slowness of its process in some of its parts, which is normal in biographical films Excellent pictures and perfect story process, successful acting 8/10.
  • jmoorefla - 29 April 2024
    I learned so much from this movie
    What an amazing woman nun Cabrini was. This is a piece of history unknown to many Americans that I am so happy I learned about.

    The acting and sets were powerful. I really enjoyed this different kind of movie. Viewers can't help but appreciate and be amused by the spunk this tiny nun showed in dealing with extremely powerful men. Even braver for a woman at that time in history.

    It's hard to imagine how poorly Italian immigrants were treated in the early nineteenth century by New Yorkers. Nun Cabrini literally saved hundreds, if not thousands of lives, through her efforts in building an orphanage and later hospitals. She is to be truly admired.
  • stevencayer - 4 April 2024
    good powerful biopic about a saint
    The newest biopic to hit theaters is probably the one I knew the least about. CABRINI is about an Italian Catholic missionary Francesca Cabrini (Cristiana Dell'Anna), who had a debilitating lung disease. In the late 1800's, Italian immigrants were flocking to New York City, with the "American dream" in their hearts. They were welcomed with blatant racism and brutal conditions. They were treated worse than rats. Cabrini took it upon herself and her "nun squad" to build orphanages and hospitals for the immigrants, with New York only the first step of her plan. This movie had some good, powerful scenes in it. Despite that, it felt like it dragged, mostly in the middle. It's possibly meant to feel that way due to all the obstacles Cabrini faces along the way, but still. It could've been tightened up, especially since it was a whopping 145 minutes long. Cristiana has a subtle but commanding performance, including David Morse and John Lithgow. The visuals and cinematography are very well done here, highlighting the dirty conditions and desperation of the times. CABRINI is fascinating to learn about, and I enjoyed seeing an unstoppable woman full of determination navigate an uphill battle to eventually become the first American saint, the patron saint of immigrants.