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The Seed of Discord

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The Seed of Discord (Il seme della discordia)

original title:

IL SEME DELLA DISCORDIA

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production:

Rodeo Drive, supported by MiBACT

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country:

Italy

year:

2008

film run:

85'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

05/09/2008

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Beautiful and down-to-earth Veronica owns a clothes shop and is married to Mario, a fertiliser salesman. She has a suffocating and interfering mother who’s obsessed with becoming a grandmother. Mamma Luciana persuades them to take a fertility test and it is so that Veronica discovers that she is pregnant, but that Mario is sterile. The wife’s mysterious pregnancy puts the couple’s relationship to the test, as Mario seeks comfort in the arms of curvy lovers, while Veronica investigates on the “cause” of her pregnancy, with the help of Gabriele, a neighbourhood thug who’s secretly in love with her. Loosely based on the novel “The Marquis of O” by Heinrich von Kleist.