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Roos Van Vlaenderen,
Robrecht Vanden Thoren
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
This movie was a complete disappointment. As someone who thinks Tilda Swinton can do no wrong, I rushed to see it. Swinton isn't bad, but the film is an incoherent mess. Beautiful house, costumes and actors, but no story, no characters (let alone character development), and a director who has no idea where to put the camera or what the effect might be. It feels like a student film made by someone with access to a steadicam and crane, but not sure how or when to use either. Badly edited with totally random close-ups, swish pans, and irrelevant cutaways. There is no sense of a tragic love story here, or any love story, for that matter. Swinton's character begins an affair with a friend of her son because of either boredom or her love of his cooking. There's never a sense she loves the man. Even the sex scenes were sadly un-erotic. One can only imagine that Swinton signed on to this because she was eager to use her Italian. Save yourself the time and go watch "The Deep End," or "Michael Clayton" instead.
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