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Facing Window (2003)

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Original title: La Finestra di fronte

Release Date
• USA: Jun 25, 2004
• UK: 23 Oct 2003
DVD Release Date
• R1: Nov 2, 2004
BoxOffice: $0.4M

Official Website:
Facing Window Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for language and some sexuality.

Running Time
1 hour, 46 minutes

Country Italy, UK, Turkey, Portugal

Studio Sony Pictures Classics

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Other Titles
• Facing Window
• La Finestra di fronte
• The Window Opposite
• Facing Windows

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Genre: Romance, Drama, Love Triangle, Experimental, Gay/Lesbian, Psychodrama, Marriage

Tagline: Desire knows no bounds.

Plot: FACING WINDOWS is a haunting, romantic story of love, history, memory, and politics from director Ferzan Ozpetek, the Instanbul-born Italian transplant whose gay-themed films STEAM: THE TURKISH BATH and LE FATE IGNORANTI earned him a large degree of cult status and notoriety. He breaks into slightly more mainstream material with this drama that centers around Giovanna, a young housewife who at 29 has found herself stuck in an unhappy marriage and a job she despises. Her marriage to Filippo (Filippo Nigro), a respectable working-class auto mechanic who has been forced to make do with pumping gas for a living, has crumbled into one long argument, and she has been forced to set aside her dreams of being a pastry chef to keep accounts for a chicken packaging factory. Giovanna's hopes for a better life crystallize in her growing obsession with the handsome bachelor whose window faces hers, and whose bedroom activities she takes to spying on; unbeknownst to her, however, Lorenzo is looking back, watching Giovanna and entertaining fantasies of his own. When Filippo takes in a confused old man he meets in the streets (longtime veteran of world cinema Massimo Girotti), Giovanna is a reluctant caretaker until the truth about his past, as well as his talent as a baker, begins to emerge.

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 Directed by
Ferzan Ozpetek
The Ignorant Fairies, Hamam: The Turkish Bath, Harem Suare'
 Written by
Ferzan Ozpetek
The Ignorant Fairies, Hamam: The Turkish Bath, Harem Suare'
Gianni Romoli
Dellamorte Dellamore / Cemetery Man, The Ignorant Fairies, Trauma
Raoul Bova
AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Under the Tuscan Sun, Avenging Angelo
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
The Last Kiss, Bestia nel cuore, La, Entrusted
Massimo Girotti
Last Tango in Paris, The Monster, Teorema
Filippo Nigro
The Ignorant Fairies, R.I.S. - Delitti imperfetti
Serra Yilmaz
The Ignorant Fairies, Harem Suare', Dokuz
Maria Grazia Bon
Chiave, La, Anna, Al di là delle frontiere
Massimo Poggio
Cuore sacro, Alex l'ariete
 Music By
Andrea Guerra
Hotel Rwanda, The Ignorant Fairies, Leggenda di Al, John e Jack, La

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