Acquario (1996)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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In this arty Italian drama, lonely people look for love but never seem to find it. Set in Milan, the bittersweet story offers excerpts from the lives of three disparate people who have only their loneliness in common. Luca is a busy dentist who seldom sees Francesca his wife. When the two do manage to get together, they usually quarrel. He feels increasingly isolated until he receives a strange sexy call on his answering machine from an unknown woman who wants to meet him. Anna lives by herself and so does not mind doing a favor for her brother and taking in an aspiring French model. At first Anna and her new roomie Simona get along well, but then Simona executes a social gaffe that drives a permanent wedge between them. Caterina is in her '40s. Feeling restless, she decides to take a new job at a bookstore. She does not tell her husband. Once at work, her primary duty is to care for the owner's elderly and senile mother, something that brings Caterina a strange sense of comfort.

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loneliness, love, strife