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Traveling Companion

Rating
5.3
21
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Original title
Compagna di viaggio
Year
Running time
104 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Peter Del Monte, Gloria Malatesta, Claudia Sbarigia, Mario Fortunato
Music
Dario Lucantoni
Cinematography
Giuseppe Lanci
Cast
Producer
Alia Film, Istituto Luce
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
In Rome, Cora is a waitress at a club, walks people's dogs, sleeps with various men, kips with pals, and has a salty tongue. She also has a bruised history: her mother's suicide, her brother's mental illness. Ada, a dog-owning client, hires her to follow Ada's aged and courtly father every day. The dad, a retired philology professor, has a touch of dementia, sometimes forgetting where he is; Cora is to keep him in sight, phoning Ada if the professor has difficulties. On the third day, he takes a train out of Rome, and Cora follows on what proves to be a journey into her best and worst selves. She becomes his traveling companion, but what does he become to her?
Awards
1996: David di Donatello Awards: Best Actress (Asia Argento)
1997: Shanghai International Film Festival: Best Actor (Michel Piccoli)
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