Le Notti Bianche (1957)
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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?
On a cold night, a lonely ordinary man, Mario, is wandering along the empty streets of Livorno after spending the day with the family of his employer. While crossing a bridge, Mario sees a beautiful woman crying and he starts a conversation with her. The reluctant Natalia finally allows her companion to walk her home and they schedule to meet each other on the next day at the same place at 10:00 PM. The romantic and naive Natalia tells Mario that she lives with her grandmother. When an unknown tenant rents a room from her grandmother, Natalia immediately falls in love with him. However, the man asks for one year apart to raise enough money to get married, promising to return and meet her on the bridge where Mario met her the previous night. She gives a letter to Mario to deliver to the stranger but Mario throws it away in the canal. On the next night, Natalia meets Mario by chance and they spend the snowing night together, dancing, chatting and drinking, and Mario falls in love with her.
A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover.
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