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by Silvio Soldini


An Italian woman, Rosalba, on vacation with her family, gets left behind at a rest stop and, instead of rejoining her husband and two sons, decides to hitchhike back home. Along the way, she gets sidetracked in Venice and, inexplicably, decides to stick around for a while, taking up residence with an Icelandic maitre d'O and landing a job as the assistant to a crotchety old florist.

international title: Bread and Tulips
original title: Pane e tulipani
country: Italy
sales agent: Adriana Chiesa Enterprises (ACEK)
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Silvio Soldini
film run: 115'
release date: IT 07/02/2001, FR 07/02/2001, ES 05/10/2001
screenplay: Doriana Leondeff, Silvio Soldini
cast: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Marina Massironi, Antonio Catania, Felice Andreasi, Tatiana Lepore, Daniele Piperno, Manrico Gammarota, Vitalba Andrea
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Carlotta Cristiani
art director: Paola Bizzarri
costumes designer: Silvia Nebiolo
music: Giovanni Venosta
producer: Daniele Maggioni
production: Monogatari, RAI Cinema, Amka Films (CH); TSI (CH)
backing: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Ocean Films (FR)
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