Brucio Nel Vento (2001)

Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Switzerland  |  
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On the heels of his hit romantic comedy Pane e Tulipani, Italian writer/director Silvio Soldino tackles a more edgy tale of forbidden love in Brucio Nel Vento. Loosely based on the novel Hier by Agota Kristof, the films tells of Tobias, a refugee from Eastern Europe living a downtrodden existence in Switzerland. For ten years, Tobias has slaved in the monotony of a Swiss watch factory, trying to forget the tragedy that drove him from his homeland while searching for the perfect woman. One day she appears working at the watch factory, an immigrant just like Tobias, a woman he recognizes as his half-sister Caroline. Despite their shared bloodlines, and the fact that Caroline is married with children, Tobias sets out to win her love with all the madness of a man exorcising the demons of a secret past.