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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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Cast

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Edoardo Recchi Junior
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Maria Paiato ...
Ida Marangon
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Eva Ugolini
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Shai Kubelkian
Mattia Zaccaro ...
Ginevra Notarbartolo ...
Rachele Piermarini
Giangaleazzo Visconti di Modrone ...
Andrea Tavecchia
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Edoardo Recchi Senior
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Liliana Flores ...
Liliana Macedo
Jimmi Carlos Zuniga Macias ...
Joso Macedo
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

23 July 2010 (USA)  »

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El amante  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$121,504, 20 June 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,005,465

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,906,568
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The first cut of the film was approximately 210-minute long. See more »

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

Quotes

Elisabetta Recchi: Happy is a word that makes one sad.
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Hopeless vainglorious triumph of style over content!
13 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

LIke a two-hour advert for Tatler magazine, this ridiculous piece of Swintonian self-indulgence is a triumph of cinematic style over content and is quite simply jaw-droppingly boring! I had to take stimulants to get me out of my seat at the end of the movie. Yes, Italy is beautiful. Yes, society imposes constraints on personal identity. Yes, life involves us in a constant struggle against the forces of personal psychological atrophy - but this narrative conveys no real angst at all. It really amounts to no more than a beautifully shot documentary revealing how much Tilda Swinton is in love with herself. Don't buy into the myth. Demand more from art! Movies must be more than star vehicles or they're dead in the water - like this pathetic web-footed duck of a movie.


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