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Sweet Rosalba (Maglietta) is a much-neglected wife and mother who is accidentally left behind at a rest stop while the family is on vacation. Impulsively, Rosalba doesn't go home but hitches a ride to Venice, a city she has always longed to see. Although, she dutifully lets her husband Mimmo (Catania) know where she is, she delays her return, is befriened by waiter Fernando (Ganz), and finds a job working for a florist. Rosalba's idyll doesn't last as her loyalties pull her back to her old life but events don't work out as expected. Italian with subtitles.

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Available on Running time 105 minutes. Originally from Italian, Swiss.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Venice, Family Ties, Marriage, Only the Lonely, Vacations, Adultery
Silvio Soldini, Doriana Leondeff
Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Marina Massironi, Guiseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania, Felice Andreasi, Vitalba Andrea
Luca Bigazzi
Silvio Soldini
Giovanni Venosta
Maurizio Argentieri, Carlotta Cristiani, Silvia Nebiolo, Paola Brizzarri
Daniele Maggioni, RAI, Monogatari SRL, Instituto Luce, First Look Pictures

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Bread and Tulips
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Bread and Tulips came out in 2001 and has a total running time of 105 minutes. The film is spoken in Italian with English subtitles. Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Marina Massironi, Guiseppa Battiston and Antonio Catania star in this romantic comedy. Rosalba is a housewife in Pescara. While on a trip, she is forgotten in a highway café by her family. Being upset that her husband and sons forgot her, she rebels and decides to find her own way home. While hitchhiking home, she meets Fernando, gets a job at a floral shop. Will she head back home to her family or will she chose to stay with her new life? Bread and Tulips won nineteen awards.