Days and Clouds (2007)
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Manager Michele lost his job but didn't tell his wife Eve, who was completing her art history PhD. Michele ponders whether to accept quickly a less lucrative job or hope for a better one. He opts to look for a higher paying job, in an attempt to retain their upper-middle class status and lifestyle, but is disappointed time and time again. Eventually, they are forced to sell their home and rent an apartment in a working class neighborhood. Meanwhile, she is forced to take two part-time jobs, and stop her volunteer work restoring a fresco. As the reality of their new working-class status emerges, they struggle to hold onto their sense of selves and their relationship.
Elsa, a refined and cultured art history graduate and Michele, co-founder of a maritime company, is a lovingly married couple, with a twenty-year-old daughter named Alice, sharing a prosperous life together. However, appearances aside, heavy clouds will begin to form when out of the blue, Michele confesses to Elsa that he was laid off from the company two months ago and that the couple needs to liquidate all their assets because they are, in fact, indebted to the bank. To make matters worse, Elsa is forced to adapt to this new reality, as debts and problems keep adding up. As a result, shocked and distraught, Elsa will do everything in her power to save what's left of them, while Michele, feeling betrayed and defeated, will gradually fall into limbo and self-pity. Ultimately, exhausted and unsuccessful to leave the past behind, this once inseparable couple, will inevitably alienate, risking losing their most inestimable asset: their love.
A well-off and sophisticated couple struggles to stay together after the husband loses his job.
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