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Io sono l'amore (2009)

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Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Mattia Zaccaro ...
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Liliana Flores ...
Liliana Macedo
Jimmi Carlos Zuniga Macias ...
Joso Macedo
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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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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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23 July 2010 (USA)  »

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El amante  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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£171,959 (UK) (9 April 2010)

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$5,004,648 (USA) (26 November 2010)
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The sixth of 10 collaborations between director Luca Guadagnino and editor Walter Fasano. The others are Qui (1997), The Protagonists (1999), L'uomo risacca (2000), Mundo civilizado (2003), Melissa P. (2005), Chronology (2010), Destinée (2012), Bertolucci on Bertolucci (2013) and A Bigger Splash (2015). See more »

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When a character's head strikes a brick in a fall, the brick wobbles. See more »

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Elisabetta Recchi: Happy is a word that makes one sad.
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.16 (2011) See more »

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Shaker Loops: III. Loops and Verses
Composed by John Adams
Performed by Orchestra of St. Luke's
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Staggeringly Beautiful...
8 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't describe the power of this film, and I can't stop thinking about it either. There's a negative review on here that says to go see MICHAEL CLAYTON instead and not to waste your time. Well, if a movie about plot, overly drawn characters and artifice, all shot by the book, is what you're looking for, then yes... this probably isn't the movie for you.

But if you like people more than stories. If you want to see film-making at its most graceful and organic and inventive, if you want a musical score that will turn a sidelong glance into an operatic overture, then this IS the movie for you. It is a baroque masterwork. A cathedral of a film. Cold as stone but inspiring the soul.

Tilda Swinton is a goddess. She says so little, but communicates so much. There's an entire ocean of emotion inside or her, spilling out of her eyes. I cried twice at this film. Once because of the subject matter and then again at the delicacy of the film-making. Don't let people with conservative tastes and conventional ideas of film and story tell you not to go see this movie. They are robbing you of experiencing pure emotive cinema.


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