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The Consequences of Love (2004)
"Le conseguenze dell'amore" (original title)

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An introverted man's life changes completely when he finds himself attracted to a young bar-maid.

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Antonio Ballerio ...
Bank manager
Gianna Paola Scaffidi ...
Giulia
Nino D'Agata ...
Mafioso
Vincenzo Vitagliano ...
Pippo D'Antò (as Enzo Vitagliano)
Diego Ribon ...
Director
Gilberto Idonea ...
Hired assassin
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Waitress
Giovanni Vettorazzo ...
Letizia
Gaetano Bruno ...
Hired Assassin
Ana Valeria Dini ...
Reader
Vittorio Di Prima ...
Angela Goodwin ...
Isabella
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Titta di Girolamo apparently has a regular and tedious life with nothing strange a part from his own name (as he uses to say). He lives in a Hotel in Lugano (Switzerland) since almost ten years, spending his days waiting for something we don't know. His life is too rigid, too detached following a flat routine. Titta ignore everyone and probably he has no emotions at all. Basically there is no story. But one day he decided, breaking all his personal rules, to exchange some words with Sofia, the hotel's barmaid. Incredibly all the situation change, emotions, love, mafia, death come back violently into Titta's life. Written by 1felco

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Everyone has a dark secret

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24 September 2004 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A szerelem következményei  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£48,163 (UK) (27 May 2005)

Gross:

£323,601 (UK) (8 July 2005)
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The book read by the girl at the table is Louis-Ferdinand Céline's "Voyage au bout de la nuit" (1932). See more »

Quotes

Titta: You stole my life. And I'm stealing your suitcase.
Nitto Lo Riccio: I see. But without the suitcase there's no life.
Titta: I know that.
Nitto Lo Riccio: You'll tell us where you put the suitcase.
Titta: No. I don't think so.
Nitto Lo Riccio: Do you know why? Because you're a good person. And because we're more intelligent than you.
Titta: That's true. I've never been very intelligent.
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Stylistic miracle of camera-work and storytelling.
30 January 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw Le Conseguenze Dell'Amore on the 2005 Rotterdam Filmfestival, It was the first of ten films I saw there.

Le Conseguenze has left the most powerful impression of the ten films. From the first shot, you know the movie is going to be something special. The beautiful cinematography left me in awe of what can be done with a camera. The music is also on par with the visuals, complementing the colorful and stylish architecture-like images.

Toni Servillo plays the main character in the film, Titta. He's a tax expert gone wrong who lives in a hotel. Every week, he brings a suitcase with money to a bank and the story plays around this.

He is always very controlled and shows almost no emotion to anyone; Looks calculated and well-dressed. He has a habit of ignoring people who are of no significance to him. For example Sofia (played very nicely by Olivia Magnani), who works as a barmaid in the hotel where he lives. Although she's been working in the hotel for two years, he never greets her, even if she does greet him. On one day she confronts him with this and the next day he sits at the bar, instead of his usual spot at a window. From here the story really begins, and will unfold in a strong tale of love, sacrifice and the mafia.

I won't spoil the rest of the film. See this film if you love stylish movies like ones from David Lynch, The Godfather, etc. Don't see this if you're an action-buff.


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