Titta di Girolamo has been living in a small hotel in Lugano for ten years, he leads a dull and rigid live and has apparently lost his capability to feel human emotion. This all changes when he decides to talk to Sofia, the Barmaid.
|Original Title||:||Le conseguenze dell'amore|
|Release Date||:||April 24, 2004|
|Production Company||:||Indigo Film, Fandango, Medusa Film|
|Casts||:||Toni Servillo, Olivia Magnani, Adriano Giannini, Antonio Ballerio, Gianna Paola Scaffidi, Nino D'Agata, Vincenzo Vitagliano, Diego Ribon, Gilberto Idonea, Giselda Volodi, Giovanni Vettorazzo, Gaetano Bruno, Ana Valeria Dini, Vittorio Di Prima, Angela Goodwin|
|Plot Keywords||:||italy, switzerland, loneliness, mafia|
Well, where do I start...
As one of the other reviewers said, you know you're in for a real treat when you see the opening shot - minutes and minutes of film time spent on a guy standing on a travelator.
I won't repeat Rubin's excellent summary of the story. What I would like to say, though, is that this film gripped me more than any film I can remember. I sat open-mouthed, and on the edge of my seat all the way through. The camera work, sound track and *fantastic* performances (particularly that of Tony Servillo) draw you to the screen and won't let you look away.
It's Italian, so of course everyone looks fantastic, but it is by no means merely an exercise in cool style. This is a film with lots to say about luck, loss and love.
Go and see it.