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MEANING OF THE VERB LOVE (second feature)

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MEANING OF THE VERB LOVE (Voce del verbo amore)

MEANING OF THE VERB LOVE (Voce del verbo amore)

original title:

VOCE DEL VERBO AMORE

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country:

Italy

year:

2007

film run:

92'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

27/04/2007

Francesca and Ugo have been married for ten years. They live in Rome and have two children. Ugo is a thirty-five year-old architect whose goal is to become a partner at the important firm where he works. Francesca, also thirty-five, is co-owner of a bizarre plant nursery in the heart of the Trastevere neighbourhood. She also restores small gardens, terraces and collections of hanging plants. Her partner, Gioia, a lively woman of the same age, has been divorced for a couple of years and is fond of offering offbeat love advice. Ugo's father Ettore, an inveterate Don Juan and a pensioner of sixty, poses a constant but lovable threat to his son's peace of mind. The story gets underway when Francesca and Ugo decide to separate...