Cuori Al Verde (1996)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Three losers in the game of love find solace in each other's company in this touching Italian comedy. Stefano is an unemployed intellectual who just lost another lover. For him it is the third strike and wanting out, he crawls into an empty van, gobbles down sleeping pills and awaits his death. Giulio, the plumber who owns the vehicle finds Stefano. Giulio already has a full-plate of misery with a money-grubbing ex-wife, a daughter who barely talks to him and a faltering affair with a young woman pining for intellectual stimulation, but still, he reluctantly takes Stefano in and helps him recover. Lucia has just been royally burned by her latest lover, a fellow who cruelly stole her heart and life savings before leaving with another woman. In desperation, she has become an expensive call girl. Meanwhile, Stefano and Giulio talk and learn about each other's disparate lives. Giulio talks Stefano into working with him. They meet Lucia when she calls them over to fix her leaky faucet. Stefano falls for her and skittishly begins to woo her.

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extramarital-affair, intellectual, loser, love, rescue, suicide