A reclusive British pianist develops an infatuation with the African exile who’s moved in as his housemaid. She finds his clumsy courtship insulting, especially considering the heavy load she’s borne in her life. But it gradually becomes clear that she has sorely underestimated him…
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
love or loyalty? what a dilemma. that split-second decision was a surprise. i'd probably run away if i were her.
the film might be incomparable to the majestic productions of the Last Emperor or the Little Buddha, but like always, bertolocci doesn't spoonfeed his audience, he wants us to have our own decision, envision our own final scenes. and most of all, his films are delightful to the eyes.
A subtle and engaging love story from Bertolucci that shows more than it tells. The cinematography is beautiful, and both of the leads give fine performances. The use of jump cuts was a more of a distraction than a stylish flourish, though.