Primo Amore (First Love) (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Primo Amore (First Love) (2004)



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An artist's strange obsessions take a grim toll on the woman he's fascinated with in this drama from Italy. Vittorio (Vitaliano Trevisan) is a jewelry designer who is set up on a blind date with Sonia (Michela Cescon), a attractive woman whose figure is slightly zaftig but well proportioned. Over the course of their date, Vittorio, an obsessive artist who doesn't do well in contact with others, tells Sonia, who is close to few people besides her brother, that he would be more interested in her if she lost some weight. Sonia is miffed at Vittorio's blunt statement, but he persuades her to spend more time with him, and as she grows fond of him, she accepts his offer to move in with him. Soon, Vittorio has put Sonia on a strict regimen of diet and exercise, in a bid to reduce her weight; as he becomes increasingly obsessed with her body, her hunger and exhaustion begin to cause hallucinations, and soon she can no longer tell what around her is real and what is imagined.


Roberto Comacchio
as Sonia's Brother
Alberto Re
as Doctor
Pierpaolo Speggiorin
as Real Estate Agent
Deni Viero
as Mario's Son
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Critic Reviews for Primo Amore (First Love)

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (9)

An elegantly told tale of obsession.

April 28, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Could do with a bit more plot: It doesn't resolve so much as collapse in utter desolation.

April 28, 2005 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

It feels like a sketch for a larger work that would go beyond the well-worn insights of diet literature.

April 8, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4
New York Daily News
Top Critic

While engaging, pic eventually betrays itself as having a trivial attitude to its chosen subject.

April 7, 2005 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The scenario is ludicrous, yet it's filmed and performed in such a way that it creates unbearable tension.

April 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/4
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

[A] wonderfully quirky love story.

April 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/4
New York Post
Top Critic

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