Release date:March 11, 2005
Studio:Northern Arts Entertainment
Screenwriters:Sergio Castellitto, Margaret Mazzantini
Starring:Penelope Cruz, Sergio Castellitto, Claudia Gerini, Lina Bernardi, Pietro De Silva, Angela Finocchiaro, Marco Giallini, Renato Marchetti, Gianni Musi, Marit Nissen, Elena Perino, Vittoria Piancastelli
Long haunted by the memory of a passionate love affair that ended in tragedy, Dr Timoteo Rossi (Castellitto) is forced to confront his past when Angela, his teenage daughter, goes into a coma after a near fatal accident and he has time to weigh up the value of her life, and ultimately his. This spark leads us into his past affair with Italia (Cruz), a tender but damaged soul who works as a hotel maid, and on whom Timoteo risks his marriage to Elsa, a beautiful journalist. Seemingly unaware of her husband’s affair, Elsa lets Timoteo lead his double life, until that is, she gets pregnant and he has to make a choice, a decision that will break both his and Italia's hearts.