A love triangle, the past invades the present. Mario, a shy man new in Livorno, chats up a crying woman on a bridge. She's Natalia, waiting for a lover gone for a year who promised to return. For three nights, Mario accompanies Natalia, assists her, distracts her, dances with her. He falls in love with her. Can he pull Natalia into his arms, away from the past and from love for a man who will probably never return?
Based on the story by Feodor Dostoyevsky
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #296. See more
I got a job. One year here, one year there - you meet a lot of people. You meet, you separate, and then you start all over. I used to think that was the secret to a happy life. Perhaps I'm getting older, but I don't like that anymore. I'd like to make some friends and keep them. Someone...
Edited into My Sister Maria
Written by Lampião (Virgulino Ferreira), adapted by Zé do Norte
Appeared as soundtrack of Lima Barreto's Cannes Festival winner (1953); "O Cangaceiro", winning "special mention" for the score, in the same festival. See more