The Eyes, the Mouth (1982)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Giovanni (Lou Castel) comes home after his brother's suicide to encounter the same family problems that have been around for years: his mother is a religious fanatic now obsessed with her son's errant spirit, his older brother has a cold and uncaring relationship with his children and his wife, and Giovanni's uncle who runs the wealthy family's house is always out to turn a profit for himself. When Giovanni goes to berate his dead brother's lover for not even coming to his funeral (his brother gave her an apartment and an income, and then she broke off with him because she did not love him), an unexpected attraction starts that builds in intensity as time goes on. Eventually, they start an emotionally-charged relationship that goes up and down like a roller coaster, their conflicts fueled in part by the ghost of the dead brother, by the fact that she is pregnant with his child, and by the difference in their economic status. As their relationship continues, it becomes a question of whether or not they will be able to overcome their differences -- a question that looms larger every day.



actor, brother, death, extramarital-affair, family, fanatic, generation, ghost, love, love-triangle, obsession, pregnancy, romance, suicide, suicide-attempt, twins