In Your Hands (2007)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Marriage Drama, Psychological Drama, Slice of Life  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |  
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A romance starts on a dangerous note in this drama from Italy. Teo (Marco Foschi) is a Jewish college student pursuing a graduate degree in astrophysics while trying to keep up with his girlfriend. One day, Teo is crossing the street when he's struck by a car driven by Mavi (Kasia Smutniak), a beautiful but flighty young woman from Croatia. When Mavi takes Teo to the hospital, he's immediately smitten with her, and while she warns him that she's poor material for a relationship, Teo isn't deterred in the least. Several years later, Teo and Mavi are married and the parents of a new baby, and while his folks are miffed that his bride isn't a Jew, they clearly love their grandchild. However, the demands of supporting the baby forces Teo to give up his career in science and become a textbook salesman; his new work means lots of travel, and a difficult relationship becomes all the more unstable as Mavi imagines Teo is chronically unfaithful while on the road. Nelle Tue Mani (aka In Your Hands) was the first feature film in seven years from writer and director Peter Del Monte.

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astrophysics, immigrant