About the film
Release Date: February 01, 1987
|Slogan||:||«Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian.»|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Production Companies||:||Adriana International Corporation, RAI|
|Producers||:||Giovanna Romagnoli, Carlo Cucchi, Gilbert Marouani|
|Writers||:||Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Nikita Mikhalkov, Anton Chekhov, Aleksandr Adabashyan|
Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's opulent home to visit a spa where he falls in love with a Russian woman whose marriage is a horror. He pursues her into the Russian heartland and returns to Italy resolved to leave his wife and marry his love. His amazed and appreciative Russian listener then narrates a shorter story.