Manila Paloma Blanca (1993)

Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - Italy   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Carlo (Carlo Colnaghi) is down on his luck. Actually, he's been down on his luck for a long time. He's an actor who hasn't worked in decades, in part because his mental state is so volatile that he gets put into psychiatric institutions on a fairly regular basis. All the same, he longs to get back onstage and off of welfare. He is preparing a long monologue based on his life - a solo performance. If he can pull it together and find someplace to perform it in, maybe he can manage a comeback. His only friend is a museum curator, a wealthy Jewish woman (Alessandra Comerio) who finds this pitiful man's situation, character, and efforts at redemption fascinating, much to the puzzlement and disgust of her friends.