Bread and Tulips (2000)
"Pane e tulipani" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  2 November 2001 (USA)
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After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Catania ...
Felice Andreasi ...
Vitalba Andrea ...
Tatiana Lepore ...
Daniela Piperno ...
Woman in Car
Tiziano Cucchiarelli ...
Matteo Febo ...
Mauro Marino ...
Antonia Miccoli ...
Ludovico Paladin ...


Life is often just "for sake of" and we need to know about it and want to benefit when we are presented with the occasion to. A bit for "sake of", a bit for choice, Rosalba, young and apart from anything a housewife of Pescara, during a bus trip after she found herself alone and...forgotten in a highway café, decides not to wait for her husband and sons to come back to pick her up but instead decides to find her own way home. She is a little offended that she has been forgotten by her family and has been told by her husband to stay put so, rebelling a little she finds herself hitch-hiking direct for Venice. Her adventure in Venice begins meeting strange but fascinating people. Fermo; an anarchistic florist, Grazia; a masseuse and Fernando; a waiter from Iceland that speaks his own language of Italian. Written by <>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief language, some sensuality and drug references | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

2 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pan y tulipanes  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$32,933 (USA) (27 July 2001)


$5,311,177 (USA) (22 February 2002)

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Licia Maglietta actually played the accordion in the scenes where her character does so. It is her playing that can be heard in the movie. See more »


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Rosalba Barletta: Aunt Ketty.
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Nic: Weed.
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Sweet, funny -- a happy film
10 June 2002 | by (Astoria) – See all my reviews

My goodness there are some cranky "reviewers" here. This Italian film is sweet and hopeful -- does everything need to be "realistic"? I mean, this isn't a documentary, it's a story! Charming acting, especially by the lead.

Excellent filming and editing, and what better place than Venice to shoot a movie?

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