not able to sleep a night before the exam, anxiety, what will happen, there are so many candidates, what are the question like, ok this was not so bad, oh she´s pretty should i approach her, should i ask her for a coffee, don´t look too much in her direction, pretend you´re looking around, oh she´s looking at me too, what is the job like this is my first time, anxiety, where is she it´s raining, there she is but not
As in most Olmi films, the parent-offspring relationship and the blooming of first love of young people tower. The end sequence is remarkable. The film ends with the clackety-clack sound of a stencil copier and no music. It is preceded by a significant and quixotic movement of clerks from one desk to another. Olmi communicates so much to the viewer without a word spoken. This will remain a great end sequence for me.
Una película sensible y humana. Olmi es un artesano de la vida al rebuscar entre la rutina el eco universal. Temas como el primer trabajo, el amor adolescente. El personaje del filme tiene una timidez que enternece, una que por cierto solo se manifiesta en la zona pública, más no en la zona íntima, espacio donde se comporta como el hermano mayor. Una película de situaciones simples aunque transcendentales en una vida
The Italian “economic miracle” brought unprecedented economic growth for Italy. No longer was there the dire economic plight to survive that characterized earlier Italian neorealism. Success, prosperity and the path towards a middle class life is paved for young Antonietta in the film yet happiness is still not apparent. Capitalism may be bring material prosperity, but tedious dehumanizing hierarchies persist.
Like the TV show The Wire, this film's ability to show realistic events have them progress like real life rather than using devices that we're so used to in films ironically makes this film feel like it transcends reality. Very simple and unpretentious, it's really quite wonderful.