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First Love (2004)
"Primo amore" (original title)

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Vittorio is looking for a woman who matches his ideal. Through a classified ad he meets Sonia, a sweet, pleasant, intelligent girl. However, she weighs 125 pounds -- which according to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Vitaliano Trevisan ...
Vittorio
Michela Cescon ...
Sonia
Elvezia Allari ...
Anna
Paolo Capoduro ...
Paolo
Roberto Comacchio ...
Sonia's Brother
Paolo Cumerlato ...
Waiter
Claudio Manuzzato ...
Cook
Marco Manzardo ...
Marco
Antonella Mazzuccato ...
Antonella
Gianluca Moretto ...
Mopi
Alberto Re ...
Doctor
Pierpaolo Speggiorin ...
Real Estate Agent
Antonio Viero ...
Mario
Deni Viero ...
Mario's Son
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Vittorio is looking for a woman who matches his ideal. Through a classified ad he meets Sonia, a sweet, pleasant, intelligent girl. However, she weighs 125 pounds -- which according to Vittorio is way too much. A goldsmith by trade, Vittorio is obsessed with the desire to shape Sonia's body and mind as does a fire with gold. Almost imperceptibly Sonia becomes a passive participant and the relationship grows into a reciprocal masochistic game. When the two lovers isolate themselves in a country house in the Veneto hills, they dangerously lose touch with reality and the rest of the world. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The dark side of the love. Desire of possession, weakness and psychological games between lovers in a 2004 Verona pretty far from the one of Romeo and Juliet.
9 March 2004 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The dark side of the love. Desire of possession, weakness and psychological games between two lovers in a 2004 Verona pretty far from the Romeo and Juliet one's. Garrone strikes, in spite of the bitter critics he received during the 54.Filmfestival in Berlin, where the film was presented. A majestic photography and a deep care of particulars make the film a small esthetical masterpiece, which make oneself forget, the strong north-east Italian accent of the two main characters. There is a lot of work behind the two main actors, but sometimes you have the feeling they are a little too shallow in comparison to the deep thoughts they do. The theme of anorexia is a sort of taboo in our society, but Garrone deals with it with a lot of maturity and sometimes irony, which bring the audience even deeper in the darkness of the story, until the wonderful monologue which close the curtains. Provocative, but real, Garrone is a tough director.

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