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Towards Evening (1990)
"Verso sera" (original title)

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Professor Ludovico Bruschi is an elderly Communist whose desire is that of living in an orderly and socially just State. But disorder is just about to break into his life, first of all in ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Prof. Bruschi
Zoe Incrocci ...
Giorgio Tirabassi ...
Victor Cavallo ...
Veronica Lazar ...
Lara Pranzoni ...
Paolo Panelli ...
Galliano, the hairdresser
Gisella Burinato ...
Stella's mother
Pupo De Luca ...
Dante Biagioni ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stefano Arditi
Fabio Bussotti


Professor Ludovico Bruschi is an elderly Communist whose desire is that of living in an orderly and socially just State. But disorder is just about to break into his life, first of all in the shape of his granddaughter Papere and then in that of Papere's mother Stella, his son's companion. The relationship between Oliviero, Bruschi's son, and Stella has come to an end perhaps because of the extreme youth of the two lovers. Now Professor Bruschi is obliged to come to terms with the gloomy, ignorant, offended Stella whose head is full of false and destructive ideals and who disturbs his way of living out daily life. The professor loses his patience and Stella leaves. He looks for her and finds her in hospital with a broken leg. The two of them begin to grow close and then, without realizing it, they come to love each other immensely. Stella's leg gets better and she goes off to look for new relationships, new experiences, while the Professor goes on waiting for her: and all this in the ... Written by france

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21 December 1990 (Italy)  »

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Italy's late 70's generation gap
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Very literate and poignant, and sometimes comical, the script storyline tracks the arc and back again of the relationship between a wealthy, upper-class professor who cursory espouses to Communism, his free-spirited daughter-in-law who is sexually and experimentally focused, and his reality-based five year old granddaughter. The Professor's son can't face his responsibility and, with his father's help, leaves the city for farming. The elderly housekeeper tries to keep order, even though she, too, is effected by the chaos that swarms around the household. Outstanding performances by the entire cast culminates with the growth in understanding by all parties involved. Or so you think...

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