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Light of My Eyes (2001)

Luce dei miei occhi (original title)
Antonio is a lonely man who works as a driver of luxury cars. Outside of his work, he spends his time reading science fiction novels, and, especially by night, driving through the streets ... See full summary »

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Antonio
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Maria
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Saverio Donati
Barbara Valente ...
Lisa
Toni Bertorelli ...
Mario
Mauro Marino ...
Franco
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Raffaele
Massimo Gaudioso ...
Il Viaggiatore
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Old Woman
Lucio Vinciarelli
Mirza Zeljo ...
Tariq
Riccardo Zinna ...
Lucio
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Antonio is a lonely man who works as a driver of luxury cars. Outside of his work, he spends his time reading science fiction novels, and, especially by night, driving through the streets of the city. One night he meets Maria, a lonely woman, and her daughter Lisa. He manages to enter in their life, and starts to take care of them. He discovers that Maria owes a lot of money to an usurer, and starts to pay her debts, but without letting her know of this. He dedicates with total abnegation to Maria, up to the point of losing his job, but she seems to remain indifferent to his love. Until... Written by Pasquale Foggia

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Poetry, one of the best Italian movies in the last years
31 August 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

how could you evaluate the suggestion to enjoy the vision of a movie like this, winning the awards for best actors in Venice Festival(both male LoCascio and female Ceccarelli) but also with some Italian pro critics defining it a half delusion? My opinion is the pro had seen another movie, there was a mistake during their private vision, otherwise there is no explanation. This movie is pure poetry, I've seen it twice, at cinema and at home, and always my feeling was comparable with the state of grace that vision of masterpieces give me. The story is about a woman(with a young daughter) and a man, their normal life, aspiring just a bit of happiness, a human contact in a world in which sometimes we fell alien(a constant recall in this movie). The plot is complete, practically perfect. Enjoy it the more when you need a gentle fondling, we are not alone.


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