The Consequences of Love (Le Conseguenze dell'amore)

2005

The Consequences of Love (Le Conseguenze dell'amore)

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Titta di Girolamo has spent eight years living alone, not working. His only vices are cigarettes and hanging around in bars, he seems as if he's waiting for something, for a secret to be revealed. As it turns out, Titta is a mafia courier and his life is programmed by his work commitments and his drug addiction, both facets of his life meticulously managed. Then one day he meets a young girl, Sofia, and his habits will be completely altered, down to a tragic unpredictable epilogue.

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Critic Reviews for The Consequences of Love (Le Conseguenze dell'amore)

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  • Unfortunately Sorrentino's often playful assault on genre conventions is sabotaged by an ostentatious visual style that alludes to the work of such disparate directors as Antonioni and Scorsese but is little more than a bag of empty tricks.

    Sep 29, 2017 | Full Review…
  • A story told as much through mood, sentiment and image than through a writer's more conventional tool of dramaturgy.

    Dec 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Sorrentino wins all bets we'll buy his film's more existential, literary, romantic ambitions because of the sheer ecstasy--the great beauty--of his style. Style becomes substance--the cuts and angles create narrative, the screen's surface opens up depths.

    Nov 17, 2014 | Full Review…
  • a tense, tragic portrait of a life suspended. Simply unmissable.

    Jul 3, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Two superfluous sub-plots notwithstanding, this atmospheric character study is clearly the work of a very talented filmmaker.

    Aug 24, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Consequences of Love (Le Conseguenze dell'amore)

  • Oct 22, 2013
    Made at a time when everybody was not an open book due to the internet, the ever unpredictable "The Consequences of Love" recreates the pleasure of getting to know somebody for the first time. Even if that is the dour faced and middle-aged Titta di Girolamo(Toni Servillo) who has been staying at the same Swiss hotel for the past eight years. Since he cannot sleep, he eavesdrops on his neighbors Isabella(Angela Goodwin) and Carlo(Raffaele Pisu) who used to own the hotel. I have heard that insomnia occurs to people who stay in hotels, probably due to a routine being broken or just sleeping in a strange bed, but have never had a problem sleeping in one myself. For the record, Titta has a routine of always using heroin every Wednesday at 10:00 am. As much as he admits that other people would frown at this habit, the movie in its own unique way shows the perils of breaking up a routine, starting with a suitcase being noisily dragged across a rumble strip that ends the opening credits.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2008
    A beautiful understated gangster romance. Rather than focusing on the "cool" criminals we get to see the life of a man who spends his time waiting. He waits around in bars, and in his hotel room. Despite being isolated by the mob, he also isolates himself. Keeping a firm distance from human contact. The film follows his path back to humanity and handles it beautifully. The film is excellently shot, starting with what could be considered a modern day Omar Shariff Lawrence of Arabia entrance as a man slowly approaches the camera. It's handled in a way which seems to skip the most exciting moments of usual films, in many ways it is like No Country For Old Men. More thoughtful than violent with moments to ponder over. It doesn't hurt that it stars one of the most beautiful women ever. She's rather a bit lovely. Servillo deserved some award recognition for his wonderfully subtle performance, pulling off lonely cantankerous old man with always a hint of class and lethal killing machine to him.
    Luke B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2008
    an italian disaster. it makes me think a little bit of the coen brothers "the man who wasn't there" in the sense that the main character has things happen to him rather than him causing things to happen in his life. only the coen brothers pulled it off. paolo sorrentino did not
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Aug 29, 2008
    A brilliant and stylish film from Italy. Toni Servillo does a great job as the miserable and deadpan Titta di Girolamo. The camera techniques and soundtrack Paolo Sorrentino uses both pay off. Definitely a director to keep an eye on.
    Emily B Super Reviewer

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