Imma and Teresa are best friends. They have to take lousy jobs in order to earn a living (e.g. dressing up as “Dutch girls” with yellow hair,waitresses in a dubious nite club etc.) and sometimes they go to the supermarket in order to acquire goods in a non-legal way. Teresa is in love with a Jazz musician, until she goes to Paris to visit him — she then falls in love with the man who drives her to the capital of France. Imma, too, who is the main character and who has some childhood flashbacks during the film, is on a constant quest for love. First she encounters a guy who turns out to be a sexist, then she goes to bed with a man who tells as many lies as she does — but in fact, she knows all along the way that she actually loves someone else, namely the fireman who saved her from drowning and/or suffocating. —IMDb
Anna Negri was born in Venice, Italy. At eighteen, she moved to Paris where she began working as assistant to various directors including Nagisa Oshima. She studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Groningen, Holland, before going to live and study in London. Negri obtained a degree in film from London College, and a Masters at the Royal College of Arts. She then began working with British television as a director for Channel 4 programming. In 1998, she returned to Italy to work on her first feature, In The Beginning There Was Underwear (In Principio Erano Le Mutande), which she also wrote. The film premiered at the 1999 Berlin Film Festival, and won first prize at the N.I.C.E. Festival (New York – San Francisco) during the same year. Good Morning Heartache is her second feature film.