Maddalena Z (1989)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Zandy (Dunja Djordjevic) is a college student who has to do a research paper on the old days of the fishing industry on the California coast. She seeks out Dominic (Bill Ackridge), an elderly Italian who still earns a meager living from his tiny boat, and goes out on the water with him. They see things very differently, but gradually become friends. Zandy finds the earthy Dominic attractive in a one-night stand sort of way, and Dominic entertains notions of romance for the young woman as well. However, what he would really like is a long-term relationship and a young woman to come home to. Eventually they sort out the complications, as the fisherman is a level-headed sort. This film originally swept through the festival circuit in 1989 as Maddalena Z, then received a theatrical release in 1991 under the title Voyage of the Heart.



aging, coed, college, fishing, girl, love, May-December-romance, strife