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Martin Eden

TIFF.19 - Focus Italia

Martin Eden TIFF.19

Section: Focus Italia
Director: Pietro Marcello
Cast: Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi, Denise Sardisco
Duration: 2h 9
Country: Italy
Year: 2019

After saving Arturo, a young scion of the industrial middle class, from a beating, the sailor Martin Eden is invited to the boy's family home. Here he meets Elena, Arturo's beautiful sister, and falls in love with her at first sight. The cultured and refined young woman becomes not only the object of Martin's affections but also a symbol of the social status he aspires to achieve.