In Milan, after visiting dear friend Tommaso Garani that is terminal in a hospital, the writer Giovanni Pontano goes to a party for the release of his last book, and his wife Lydia Pontano visits the place where she lived many years ago. In the night, they go to a night-club, and later to a party in the mansion of the tycoon Mr. Gherardini. Along the night, Giovanni flirts with Valentina Gherardini, the daughter of the host, and then he receives a proposal to work for him in the area of communication and write the history of his company. Meanwhile, Lydia flirts with the playboy Roberto. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
When Marcello Mastroianni at a party holds up a book and asks, "Who here would read The Sleepwalkers," it is a copy of Arthur Koestler's landmark metaphysics book. See more
When Giovanni pours champagne in the hospital, Bernhard Wicki (Tommaso) looks straight to the camera while turning his head from Lidia to Giovanni. See more
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Referenced in Color Blossoms