Gentle Into the Night (1996)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

This romantic Italian drama tells the offbeat love story of a somewhat senile but still feisty elderly American lady who escapes from the nursing home where her children put her and a world-weary private investigator who finds her on the road. The American, Martha, has lived in Tuscany for most of her adult life and still speaks no Italian. She moved there after she inherited a house from her grandfather. Having been divorced at a young age, she raised her children in the house. After they grew up, she became increasingly obsessed with the place. This coupled with her sudden memory lapses convinced her children that she would be better off in a home. The gumshoe she meets is 25 years younger. A specialist in investigating infidelity, he meets her while trailing a pair of illicit lovers.



friendship, rampage, detective, eccentric, elderly, hitchhiker, on-the-road