A love triangle, the past invades the present. Mario, a shy man new in Livorno, chats up a crying woman on a bridge. She's Natalia, waiting for a lover gone for a year who promised to return. For three nights, Mario accompanies Natalia, assists her, distracts her, dances with her. He falls in love with her. Can he pull Natalia into his arms, away from the past and from love for a man who will probably never return?
Based on the story by Feodor Dostoyevsky
Did You Know?
Austrian actress Maria Schell
learnt the script in Italian and spoke all her lines in Italian during the shooting, which won her the admiration of the Italian cast and crew. It was subsequently decided not to dub her voice by an Italian actress, which was the usual practice at the time. See more
What were you thinking, trusting a man like me? I even told you: Never trust anyone. Especially a man in love.
Featured in Cinema Paradiso
Written by Biri (as Colombo), Walter Malgoni (as Malagodi) and Mario Perrone (as Perrone)
Orchestra conducted by M.stro Angelini See more