The importance of family and family traditions can't be underestimated; striving together as a family unit provides a rich and wonderful environment. Lying, even for the most unselfish reasons, doesn't work; honesty is always best. Generosity and loyalty are rewarded.
Positive Role Models & Representations
Mostly generic wartime footage: shots fired, explosions, fireballs. There are several sequences set in the aftermath of the bombing of an orphanage, including a few very brief shots of dead children. Other action includes: a fist fight on a bus, and a raging fire that burns a vineyard and some of its outbuildings.
An unmarried pregnant woman is at the center of this film. Numerous scenes show lingering kisses and embracing, both warm and passionate. Sensual dancing and costumes, though no nudity.
"What the hell" and "son of a bitch" are both uttered.
Ease of Play
Much of this film is set in a vineyard. Grapes are harvested; wine is tasted. There are two scenes in which principal characters drink to excess and get drunk: one of these scenes is celebratory, the other is based on frustration and anger.