"Delirious travelling shots, jumpcuts and an innovative soundtrack“ Time Out.
From acclaimed director Bernardo Bertolucci (THE LAST EMPEROR, LAST TANGO IN PARIS) "in top form" (Los Angeles Times) comes a tense, sensual film about a reclusive British pianist's infatuation with his African exile housemaid. Shandurai (Thandie Newton) has fled her wartorn homeland for Rome, where she pays her way through medical school by working as a housekeeper for Mr. Kinsky (David Thewlis). Shy and timid, he tries to woo her with music, but her reaction is provocative and unexpected.
NOMINEE: 10 Awards including Best Director and Best Picture at the David di Donatello Awards
Italy, UK | English | 1998 | 93 min