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BREAD AND TULIPS
aka PANE E TULIPANI
USA: First Look Pictures
UK: Capers Productions / Matcine
Cast: Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania, Marina Massironi, Felice Andreasi, Vitalba Andrea, Tatiana Lepore, Daniela Piperno, Tiziano Cucchiarelli, Matteo Marino, Antonio Miccoli, Ludovico Paladin, Silvana Bosi, Manrico Gammarota, Massimiliano Speziani, Fausto Russo Alesi, Don Backy, Paola Brolati, Giselda Volodi, Nunzio Daniele, Pierantonio Micciarelli
Director: Silvio Soldini
Countries: Italy / Switzerland
USA: 114 mins
UK: 116 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for brief language, some sensuality and drug references
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language
USA Release Date: 27 July 2001 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 23 September 2005 (Limited Release - London)
Rosalba (Licia Maglietta) is a middle-aged, bored but dutiful wife. On holiday with her family she is inadvertently left behind as the tour coach sets off without her. Her husband and children don't notice until it is too late and she is separated from them with little money.
Rosalba finds a cheap hotel to stay in and strikes up a friendship with a waiter. Hearing nothing from her family she decides to stay in Venice. Embracing her new life she gets herself a job in a local florist shop and even embarks on a new relationship moving in with the waiter. Meanwhile her husband hires an amateur detective to discover her whereabouts.