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  • Summary: After the India of Varanasi's boatmen, the American desert of the dropouts, and the Mexico of the narco-assassin, Gianfranco Rosi've Decided to tell the tale of a part of his own country, roaming and filming for over two years in a minivan on Rome's giant ring road, the GRA, or GRA-toAfter the India of Varanasi's boatmen, the American desert of the dropouts, and the Mexico of the narco-assassin, Gianfranco Rosi've Decided to tell the tale of a part of his own country, roaming and filming for over two years in a minivan on Rome's giant ring road, the GRA, or GRA-to discover the invisible worlds and possible futures harbored in this area of constant turmoil. Elusive characters and fleeting apparitions emerge from the background of this winding zone. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Deborah Young
    Sep 17, 2013
    80
    Gianfranco Rosi (Below Sea Level, El Sicario: Room 164) brings humor and sensitivity to his filming of the strange denizens who live and work around the Grande Raccordo Anulare, Rome’s huge ring road.
  2. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Dec 1, 2014
    80
    A fun and insightful slice of Roman life. Next up, M25: The Movie?
  3. Reviewed by: Simon Kinnear
    Dec 10, 2014
    60
    The cumulative effect offers a tender tribute to the resilience of his subjects’ spirits against the thrum of traffic.
  4. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Sep 17, 2013
    58
    The 90-minute film feels shallow and, while Rosi has a good eye, not especially cinematic.
  5. Reviewed by:  Jay Weissberg
    Sep 17, 2013
    50
    In keeping with Rosi’s style, there are no explanations and no interactions with the camera, and Sacro GRA suddenly ends without a sense of having come to any conclusions.