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The Spectator (2004)
"La spettatrice" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  7 May 2004 (Italy)
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Valeria is a 26-yr-old inhibited and solitary girl. She lives in Turin, Italy, where she works as a simultaneous translator. There are no romantic relationships in her life, but she allows ... See full summary »

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Valeria
Andrea Renzi ...
Massimo
Brigitte Catillon ...
Flavia
Chiara Picchi ...
Sonia
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Andrea
Giorgio Podo ...
Lo sconosciuto al pub
Carlotta Centanni ...
L'agente immobiliare
Cesare Cremonini ...
Il gufo
Natascia Macchniz ...
La traduttrice simultanea
Giorgio Marchesi ...
Marc
Raffaele Fallica ...
Il portiere
Danielle Baker ...
La relatrice
Guido Zaccagnini ...
Il mediatore
Settimio Paciotti ...
Il secondo relatore
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Valeria is a 26-yr-old inhibited and solitary girl. She lives in Turin, Italy, where she works as a simultaneous translator. There are no romantic relationships in her life, but she allows herself one almost ritualistic attachment: that of observing Massimo, a man in his forties who lives in the apartment across the street from her, totally unaware of her. Occasionally, they have a few fleeting encounters - Valeria happens to translate for Massimo at a conference - and eventually something starts growing between them. When Massimo moves to Rome, Valeria's existence falls apart. On a sudden impulse, she decides to leave Turin and follow him there. In Rome, Valeria soon finds out that Massimo has another woman - Flavia. Valeria causes an "accidental meeting" with her and a certain immediate sympathy between the two women develops, along with a strange mutual curiosity. Nonetheless, their "friendship" is based on subtle betrayals and lies. Flavia in fact uses Valeria's fragile ... Written by Anonymous

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Quietly Surprising Film
13 October 2004 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

We saw La Spettatrice last night @ the Chicago International Film Festival & we were both immensely moved by it. This is a haunting tale of loneliness & missed connection in which the longing for intimacy conflicts with our fear of revealing too much about ourselves to another. The three leads (Barbora Bobulova as Valeria, Brigitte Catillon as Flavia, Andrea Renzi as Massimo) are all excellent and the dynamic between them is very surprising.

After all the movies which devalue older women, it's wonderful to see Flavia (who is a law professor at a university in Rome) presented as beautiful & sensual as well as seductive & powerful. We're conditioned to believe that when a younger woman enters 'the mix,' the older woman will become jealous of the younger woman, the man will leave the older woman for the younger woman, etc, etc. In this film, however, emotional truth is considerably more complex. Highly recommended.


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