First Love

Synopsis: Vittorio is looking for a woman who matches his ideal. Through a classified ad he meets Sonia, a sweet, pleasant, intelligent girl. However, she weighs 125 pounds -- which according to Vittorio is way too much. A goldsmith by trade, Vittorio is obsessed with the desire to shape Sonia's body and mind as does a fire with gold. Almost imperceptibly Sonia becomes a passive participant and the relationship grows into a reciprocal masochistic game. When the two lovers isolate themselves in a country house in the Veneto hills, they dangerously lose touch with reality and the rest of the world.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Matteo Garrone
Production: Strand Releasing
  6 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

(I'm still here.)

(Because I know you're here too.)

(Don't be afraid.)

(Nothing irreparable|has happened.)


- Nice to meet you.|- My pleasure, Sonia.

- How are you doing?|- Have you been waiting long?


I pictured you like this.

- I didn't, frankly.|- How then?


- Really?|- From what you told me.

If I don't suit you,|I can get the next tram.

- Let's have a drink at least.|- You can leave if you want.

- Whatever.|- We can get a drink, right?


No sugar?

Thanks for the coffee.

- You're already leaving?|- Yes, what's the time?

It's early, 5:
1 5.

I'll catch the 5:30 tram|and go home.

You live alone?

No, with my brother.

And you?



What do you do for a living?

My job?

I work in a Free-Trade store.

At night, I model|at the Art Academy.

- Night Academy?|- Yes, and you?

I have a goldsmith shop.|A small one.

Just two workers.

- I get by.|- Nice.

Not always...


- I'm going.|- You're in a hurry to leave?

Sort of, because....

What's the point of being here?

- We'll chat a bit.|- About what?


Thanks for the coffee, but....

It doesn't seem like you....|Do you want to talk to me?

I got the impression|that it was better....

- You haven't forgiven me, huh?|-....for me to leave.

Well... no.

What can I do?

Let me go.

Do you come here often?

Once in a while.

- Alone?|- Often.

Do you like being alone?

Do I like being alone?|I just am.

Vittorio,|come here a second, please.

I can't take responsibility|for certain choices.

I spoke to him this morning.

You know, he's pretty old,..

..he's got an ancient mindset,|like your dad.

I'm stuck in between you two, this|situation's getting out of hand.

What? Getting out of hand?

- What situation?|- Finding myself here..

..not knowing what to do,..

..if I should use 1 0 or 8 pieces.|- So I should always be here?

If you'd come by to check....

(Sonia, age 25, friendly, outgoing,|sweet, apparently.)

(She's convinced she's thinner|than she really is.)

(Strange.|It's usually the other way around.)

(About 55-57 kilos.)

(It's hard to be more exact,|dressed how she was.)

(ln any case, with that weight,|it'll never work out.)

(She'd have to lose|at least 10 kilos,..)

(..and I know how it would end up.|I mean, I know it would end.)

I found you!

I was hiding.

You have your father's mouth.

It's all wrong.

It's all wrong.

What's all wrong?

Are you taking the medicine?


Every day?

- That's not the point.|- Then what is?

Things always end up happening|the same way, that's the point.

They were one way before, now even|with medicine they're the same,..

..only I'm more dazed now.

There are two aspects to it: part can be treated|with medication,..

..that can be of help,..

..but you can stop this thing|from happening..

..if you figure out what it is.|- I know damn well what it is,.. know too, right?

You tell me.

It's always the same:

..a body, but not a mind,|I find a mind, but not a body!

- Do you want a body or a mind?|- Both!

They should come together.

(Despite everything, she comes|looking for me, of all people.)

(As if she wanted|to tell me something.)

(I've always looked|for a body first, and then a mind.)

(l never imagined|it could be the other way around.)

(Finding a mind first,|then a body.)

Write down the measurements,|we'll place an order..

..with the warehouse on Tuesday.|- Alright. Come in.

- Hi.|- Hello. - Hi.


You liked it, you wore it...

- I use it.|- You use it?

- Here's Marco. And Michele.|- Hi.

- Here he is.|- Hi. - Hello.

Aren't you going to introduce us?

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