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I Am Love (2009)
"Io sono l'amore" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  19 March 2010 (Italy)
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A tragic love story set at the turn of the millennium in Milan. The film follows the fall of the haute bourgeoisie due to the forces of passion and unconditional love.

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Over two decades ago, Emma left Russia to follow Tancredi Recchi, the man who had proposed to her. Now a member of a powerful industrial Milanese family, she is the respected mother of three. But Emma, although not unhappy, feels confusedly unfulfilled. One day Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend and partner, makes her senses kindle. It does not take long before she embarks on a passionate affair with the sensuous young man. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Rated R for sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$248,120 (USA) (25 June 2010)

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$5,004,648 (USA) (26 November 2010)
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Italian style interesting story
29 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was afraid this film was going to be soap opera fluff with the luscious rich setting but it turned out quite a bit better.

The story line: Beautiful rich mother has affair with her son's best friend a cook. Frankly Edo the cook got the better deal. It ends tragically.

The 30s mansion where this takes place some how doesn't look lived in--it looks like a museum but what a house! and smack in the middle of Milan.

At first I thought Edo had a relationship going on with the son Antonio...that would have made the story even better--but then again maybe not.

Emma the mother is an unforgettable role and the movie is definitely worth watching and you won't forget her. Let the soap opera part of it be pleasant fluff--after all we all like to imagine living such a life in such a house.

Italians are second to none with style--from clothes to cars to the people they are riveting.


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