Ho Scelto L'Amore (1953)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Italy, USA  |  
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Ho Scelto L'Amore (I Chose Love) is a satire of the Cold War, Italian style. Soviet flunkey Boris Popovitch (Renato Rascal) is sent on a goodwill mission to Rome, where he is to deliver a symbolic dove of peace to a group of WW II freedom fighters. Somehow or other, Boris winds up in Venice minus the dove. As he searches up street and down canal for the missing bird, he meets and falls in love with luscious flower-girl Maria (Marisa Pavan). Through her, Boris discovers the joys and benefits of democracy. Ho Scelto L'Amore is basically fill-in-the-blanks stuff, but it's fun while it lasts.

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Cold-War, democracy, dove, flower-girl, freedom-fighter