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Bread & Tulips (Pane e tulipani)

Rating:PG-13 (for brief language, some sensuality and drug references)
Genre:Drama, Romance, Comedy
Release Date:July 27, 2001
Running time:114 minutes
Cast:Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Marina Massironi, Antonio Catania
Director:Silvio Soldini
Producer:Daniele Maggioni
Writer:Silvio Soldini, Doriana Leondeff
Distributor:First Look Pictures

Description: Bored with her life, dutiful housewife Rosalba takes a sudden opportunity for freedom when she's unexpectedly separated from everyone during a family vacation. After a tour bus leaves without her, her husband and children don't notice until it is too late. Virtually penniless, she finds a place to stay in a cheap, run-down hotel and makes friends with a waiter who serves her cold food. Deciding to stay, Rosalba finds work with an elderly florist, and moves in with the waiter. The beauty of Venice, together with her new-found freedom lead her to romance and self-discovery, while her husband hires an amateur detective to track her down.

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