Quo Vadis, Baby?

Synopsis: A private detective investigates her sister's suicide 16 years earlier.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Gabriele Salvatores
  4 wins & 6 nominations.
102 min

Come on, signora Comolli,

I'm freezing.

Turn around.


Weather in Italy this weekend

will be characterized

by partly cloudy skies,

intervals of sun

and above average temperatures...

"Dear Giorgia, it's been a while,

I hope you are well.

In this package

there are video tapes

that Ada sent me from Rome.

I found them while moving

for the millionth time.

It's a miracle they weren't lost.

I haven't seen them in a while,

it's best if you keep them.

Hugs, Aldo."

She was in Rome for two years

and only came to visit twice.

Whenever I called she'd say

she was busy, she never had time.

I kept asking

if I could visit her, but never...

What should I do?

Watch the tapes with a bowl

of popcorn after 16 years?

- Say something.

- I can't, boss.

That's the first rule I learned here,

never mention your sister.

Once I accidentally...

It was a huge...

It's the first time

you've talked to me about her.


Alberto Lattice, in there...

He seems edgy.

What the f*** does this mean?

Who are all these guys?

You whore, one wasn't enough?

How many are there?

One, two, three...

four, five!

She had a basketball team?

I'll show her, whore, hussy.

Just like her mother, that slut!


Sorry I didn't come to the meeting.

I did everything for her.

I worked like a horse,

I even went into debt

for furs, jewelry, a convertible!

While I was scrounging up money

she was "working out"

in broad daylight.

She should have been paid at least!

Listen, signorina...

I love her.

Damn, I can't get divorced.

I can't live without her.

Now what do I do?

Signor Lattice,

I'll leave you to ponder it,

here's the payment info.

You're all alike.

Money, that's all you talk about.

You ruined me,

you left me on the train tracks,

you sent me to hell

with a one-way ticket

and now you want your money.

- Hello?

- Aldo, it's Giorgia.

It's been ages!

- I got the video tapes.

- My battery's dying and I'm leaving.

- I can't hear you.

- My battery is dying.

Why did you send them to me?

- Hello?

- It's dying.

Is there something I need to see?


Does she say why the f***

she killed herself?

Too slutty?

It'll be different in Rome.

Giulio found us a great place.

I can study acting, go to auditions.

- Don't leave me, Ada.

- We'll keep in touch.

Giorgia, this is my dream.

- Me, all alone with the Captain?

- You get along with Dad.

Look at me.

Giorgia, look at me.

You're the person

I love most in this world.

- I don't believe you.

- It's true.

- More than Giulio?

- Of course.

I live for you, little sister.

What do you think?

It's the best I could do.

Who knows what they want?

Hot babe, normal gal, worldly...

This is my portfolio.

Giulio's affectionate with me, overly.

He's kind and protective,

reminds me of my father.

Rome's not so bad.

This city's like a whore,

it makes promises but gives nothing.

But it's beautiful.

you can walk on it,

explore it, smell it...

It puts you in a good mood.

What more could you want

from a whore?

A director said

I'm perfect for the part.

I can't stand professional actors.

Affected voices,

relying on the memorized text.

Remember It's The Singer, Not The Song

by the Stones?

The singer counts, not the song.

I had an audition yesterday

at Teatro Stabile.

Over 300 actors for one part!

I wanted to yell,

"We are screwed. ladies!"

We found out the part

had already been handed out.

it was all an act,

just to get state funding.

Giulio called the doctor

two nights in a row.

He shows up, gives me an injection,

then I sleep soundly.

Morning's a b*tch though.

But one morning at an audition I met A.

I'd rather not tell you his name,

he should remain an entity.

We've been meeting for over a week.

Giulio doesn't suspect a thing.

Don't tell Giorgia...

Hold on a second.

It was her.

Don't tell her, she likes Giulio,

she thinks I'm living it up here.

This affair with A won't last,

he's eager to get his fill and run.

We see lots of films together

then we discuss them.

His favorite is Last Tango in Paris,

we know every line by heart.

I like A's enthusiasm.

He's writing a film, he's full of ideas.

He lives life... like a child.

sweet and reckless.

You asked about A in your letter.

I like when he grabs me

without foreplay,

my body feels free,

my head detached from the rest.

It's like dancing the tango.

It's like...

dancing the tango.

Giulio was away for work yesterday.

I waited all night for A.

You know that film Querelle?

With Jeanne Moreau?

She says,

"Why did you make me wait so long?

Do you want to hurt me?

My desire for you is so intense!"

He says, "Why did you desire me?

Do you know who you desired?"

I need him,

his enthusiasm,

his dreams full of movies.

I eat four oranges a day

to buy a fringe-theatre ticket.

The director says I can be Ophelia

if I'm nice to him.

The worst is going home to Giulio

after having made love with A.

I see the others.

Who hid real time from me?

My father said

I won't go far with my personality.

But I see pure cinema inside of me.

I'll become it.

Ada, wait for me!


Let go of me!

Good morning.


Your dad's here,

don't forget about my salary.


Where is Commander Bonetti's file?

Don't ask me,

I never touch your things.

- What happened to you?

- I slept with a ghost.

I don't care who you sleep with,

come to work presentable.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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