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The Life Ahead


Based on a 1975 novel, The Life Before Us by Romain Gary, The Life Ahead is a 2020 Italian drama film with a boy in foster care at its heart.

12 year old Momo is a Sengalese migrant to Italy who was orphaned at the age of 6. He's been in foster care with Dr Coen but is struggling to care for the boy and run his practice from home. Dr Coen asks one of his patients, Holocaust survivor Madam Rosa, to take care of Momo. Rosa and Momo develop a deep bond and Momo cares for Rosa as her health declines.

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