The Italian Key

Synopsis: A romantic fairy tale about a 19-year old orphan girl who, as her sole inheritance, gets an antique key that unlocks both an old Italian villa and the secrets of her family history.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
92 min

Once upon a time, there was a girl.

A girl who didn't believe

in fairy tales.

Maybe because no one had read them

to her when she was little.

For her, there were

no princes living in castles.

No enchanted farm hands.

No happy endings.

Only sad beginnings.

Cabella often stood on the bridge when

she needed to think about her life.

And, as her life

was a little complicated...

she needed to think about it

quite often.

She was an orphan...

and had lived with her guardian Max

for as long as she could remember.

Max had been a good man, and the only

person who had ever cared about her.

He had never told Cabella

anything about her parents...

or why she was left in his care.

Now he was gone,

and it was too late to find out.

This is Mr. Upton from Hammersmith,

Fitzroy and Upton Law.

Unfortunately, he didn't leave a will.

You should be aware that all of Mr.

Featherstonehaugh's assets...

are being transferred to his mother,

including the Belsize apartment.

I recommend you pack

your personal belongings...

and vacate the apartment

before that. Good day.

Max was always very kind, but he had

also been strangely sad and withdrawn.

The next morning,

Cabella packed her bag...

and said her goodbyes to

everything that reminded her of Max.

She couldn't take much with her...

but she wanted to bring

something to remember him by.

A book that she had seen Max reading.

The Kanota Palace in Jaipur.

An Arabian thoroughbred

called Maktoum.

The Rembrant portrait

of his son, Titus.

A set of

diamond-encrusted cufflinks...

Max's mother had never much liked

his orphan protge.

And Cabella had to muster

the little courage that she had...

to face the Featherstonehaughs

once more.

Max's nieces,

Amanda and Adeline...

certainly had never gone

the extra mile...

to make her feel that

she belonged to the family.

Thank you so much.

Mr. Featherstonehaugh

left this in my hands...

in case anything like this happened.

He said it contains some answers

about your family history.

- This is for you.

- Thank you.

What the hell is she even doing here?

Interfering with our family business.

Au revoir! Bon voyage!

From when she was little Cabella had

imagined what her parents were like.

Secretly hoping that one fine day,

they would finally come to get her.

Now, if she had parents...

they would have told her

not to go on some wild goose chase...

after some address

and a rusty old key.

But she was on her own.

And, for better or for worse, she was

going to get to the bottom of this.

This is a Magnani.

This key has been made by us,

by our factory.

This MM.

2900. Which is the number

which was written in the key.

Duemille cinquecento dieciotto...

- It's Villa Rosa dei Venti, here.

- Is there an address?

- Cabella!

- What?

Cabella is a small village.

This is your village!

Buona fortuna, signorina!

Oh! Hi, I saw you yesterday

at the waterfall.

Hello? Can I pay?

He can't hear you.

This is my cousin Leo.

He is deaf and mute.


My parents say he talked

when he was very small.

He used to play with some

children in the village.

What happened?

Nobody knows, one day he was like that

and never spoke again.

- Are you visiting for the summer?

- Yeah, I guess.

- Or maybe I live here.

- No, you don't.

Believe me, I would have noticed

if you lived here.

Nothing ever happens here,

and nobody ever moves here.

- I'm staying in the pink villa.

- No one's been there in ages!


Poi st anche dormendo.

- Si sveglia!

- Maria, ma st dormendo!


- Truth or dare?

- Truth.

So, what do you most need

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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