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Martin Eden (2019)

Martin Eden (2019)

Released: 2019
Genre: Drama, Genre, Romance
Director: Pietro Marcello
Starring: Vincenzo Nemolato, Jessica Cressy, Luca Marinelli, ,
Run time: 129 min
IMDb: 7/10
Country: Italy
Views: 133782

Synopsis

Storyline:
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. At the cost of enormous efforts and overcoming the obstacles represented by his humble origin, Martin pursues the dream of becoming a writer. Under the influence of the elderly intellectual Russ Brissenden, he gets involved in socialist circles, bringing him into conflict with Elena and her bourgeois world.
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User Reviews: I left the cinema with a strong emotional bond with the protagonist.
The story seems to surface from a documentary, with several reference to post-ww2 Italy: music, people, strip of homemade tapes. But the pace, the rhythm, the editing, is not a documentary one, it sometime remembers a music-clip.
The more you sip form the environment, the more its flavour changes, because the situation changes, and so does the main actor. It is really easy to bend to its arch, and little by little you find yourself absorbed into his prospective, his vision, his twists.

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