Synopsis by Maggie Sadler
"Based on the 1909 novel by Jack London, a young sailor named Martin Eden (Luca Marinelli) is welcomed with open arms into an industrial middle-class family after rescuing the family's young heir, Arturo (Giustiniano Alpi), from a violent attack. In their home, Martin crosses paths with Arturo's enchanting sister Elena (Jessica Cressy), and romance blossoms. Martin then aspires to transcend his humble beginnings and climb to the top of the social elite as a writer, all to be worthy of Elena's hand. Written and directed by Pietro Marcello. "
love-at-first-sight, sailor, self-determination, upper-class, writer