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
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I told you not to trust the judgment of a man in love. You're such a little girl. Nothing I said counts, because I was thinking only of myself. I told you not to believe in fairy tales. Then I started to believe my own fantasy.
Referenced in La rivincita di Natale
Written by Lampião (Virgulino Ferreira), adapted by Zé do Norte
Appeared as soundtrack of Lima Barreto's Cannes Festival winner (1953); "O Cangaceiro", winning "special mention" for the score, in the same festival. See more