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Bread and Tulips (DVD, 2002)
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Bread and Tulips (DVD, 2002)

Silvio Soldini, Licia Maglietta | Rating: Not Rated
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Movie synopsis
Winner of nine David di Donatello Awards among numerous other international prizes, BREAD AND TULIPS is a charming romantic comedy from director Silvio Soldini. Licia Maglietta is simply magnificent as Rosalba, a fortyish married woman who is abandoned at a rest stop during a family bus trip. Suddenly feeling that something is missing from her life, she hitches her way toward Venice, calling her husband--bathroom fixture salesman, Mimmo--only occasionally to tell him that she is taking her own short vacation and that he will have to take care of the house and their two teenage sons. But a day or so stretches into a longer period of time as Rosalba finds herself making a new group of friends, getting a job, and beginning to care for an oddly appealing--and suicidal--waiter. The great Bruno Ganz is terrific as the fatalistic Icelandic waiter who speaks softly and carefully, stringing together multisyllabic, unusual words that often leave other characters scratching their heads while the audience laughs. The film features an outstanding supporting cast, including Felice Andreasi as an aging anarchist florist who likes to yell at customers, Giuseppe Battiston as a detective-story-reading plumber, Marina Massironi as a flippy holistic beautician masseuse, and Daniela Piperno as a wacky free spirit who changes Rosalba's life.

Product Details
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Film Country: Italy
  • Sound: Stereo Sound
  • UPC: 043396086975

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Genre:Foreign Films

Director:Silvio Soldini
Leading Role:Licia Maglietta
eBay Product ID: EPID3371870

Editorial reviews

"...The film's major asset is the luminous performance of Maglietta, a captivating actress reminiscent of mature European beauties..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - Stephen Farber (07/01/2001)

"...Ms. Maglietta has a quiet charm and an understated sexiness..."
New York Times - A. O. Scott (07/27/2001)

"...Beguiling....It casts a pleasant, amusing and touching spell..."
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas (08/10/2001)

"...Warm, funny, enchanting..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (12/23/2001)

"...Its picturesque Venetian backdrop makes for a charming slice of la dolce vita..."
Entertainment Weekly - Alyssa Lee (03/29/2002)

"The film's greatest asset is Licia Maglietta, irresistibly warm and appealing as Rosalba."
Sight and Sound - Philip Kemp (10/01/2005)

"...The technical credits on the well-crafted movie are adroit as Soldini and his crew show off a nontouristy side to Venice and its fabled canals..."
Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt (08/08/2001)

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Created: 03/23/09

A bit slow paced and jumps without warning.

Above average, not great, it is a story of a woman who accidentally comes face to face with how dissatisfied she is with her own life by being left behind on a vacation trip. Instead of staying put "and being a good girl" she decides to hitch a ride home-- but instead winds up in Venice, misses her train home, winds up staying there, and things get more and more complicated bit by bit.

There are times that the story just jumps to conclusions and behaviors, but overall it does a fairly good job of staying on track-- if you can tell dreams from reality, and then enjoy the case of reality being mistaken for a dream.

About two hours long, so make sure you have time set aside for it.

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Created: 10/19/06

Excellent film!

Great story, super director, excellent music, picture and plot.

A bit confusing in the parts where the main character is "day dreaming", but those "dreams" form part of what is running in the back of her mind.

It is about a woman who has found herself stranded while taking a tour in Italy, her husband, sons and other family members forget her in a store. She decides to start, or to take a turn to her life and thats where the fun starts in her life.

Great film, if you do not want to buy it at least rent it. It is very worth it.

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Created: 12/27/09

Bread And Tulips, sustainance and beauty.

We loved the story line of a wife and mother so taken for
granted she is left behind on a vacation. The consequences
and characterizations are wonderfully done. Who wouldn't love
seeing Venice even in film.
Mr. Gann as always turns in a fabulous performance.
Wild, wacky yet in our secret heart of hearts we
all long for the fairy tale of doing what we love
and love what we are doing. A heartwarming movie
the whole family can watch.

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Created: 11/22/08

Bread & Tulips

We knew about this picture before viewing it the first time. The performance of the cast appears very natural. The site is set in Venice, Italy and the plot is of a simple yet interesting genre with many funny moments throughout the film.
We would recommend rather a more mature audience who will most certainly enjoy this movie and more than likely view it more than once.

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Created: 10/09/10

Very sweet movie

The characters in this movie are quite fun; each one. Bruno Ganz is delightfully eccentric in his manner of speaking and it is wonderful to watch him change before your eyes from a suicidal man to a man able to have fun and truely enjoy the life he has before him. I also like the everyday clumsiness of each character.

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