- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 26, 2002
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Italian
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 07/01/2001
"...The film's major asset is the luminous performance of Maglietta, a captivating actress reminiscent of mature European beauties..."
New York Times - 07/27/2001
"...Ms. Maglietta has a quiet charm and an understated sexiness..."
Hollywood Reporter - 08/08/2001
"...[The] technical credits on the well-crafted movie are adroit as Soldini and his crew show off a nontouristy side to Venice and its fabled canals..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/10/2001
"...Beguiling....It casts a pleasant, amusing and touching spell..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/23/2001
"...Warm, funny, enchanting..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/29/2002
"...Its picturesque Venetian backdrop makes for a charming slice of la dolce vita..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2005
"The film's greatest asset is Licia Maglietta, irresistibly warm and appealing as Rosalba."
Winner of nine David di Donatello Awards among numerous other international prizes, BREAD AND TULIPS is a charming romantic comedy from director Silvio Soldini. Licia Maglietta is simply magnificent as Rosalba, a fortyish married woman who is abandoned at a rest stop during a family bus trip. Suddenly feeling that something is missing from her life, she hitches her way toward Venice, calling her husband--bathroom fixture salesman, Mimmo--only occasionally to tell him that she is taking her own short vacation and that he will have to take care of the house and their two teenage sons. But a day or so stretches into a longer period of time as Rosalba finds herself making a new group of friends, getting a job, and beginning to care for an oddly appealing--and suicidal--waiter. The great Bruno Ganz is terrific as the fatalistic Icelandic waiter who speaks softly and carefully, stringing together multisyllabic, unusual words that often leave other characters scratching their heads while the audience laughs. The film features an outstanding supporting cast, including Felice Andreasi as an aging anarchist florist who likes to yell at customers, Giuseppe Battiston as a detective-story-reading plumber, Marina Massironi as a flippy holistic beautician masseuse, and Daniela Piperno as a wacky free spirit who changes Rosalba's life.
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- Theatrical Release: JULY 27, 2001 (NY/LA)