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  • CHIARO DI LUNA Working
  • BREVE SONATA Working
  • MOONLIGHT SONATA Alternative


Julie, a promising American pianist of 20, comes to Italy to attend master classes at a prestigious conservatory and to enter an international competition that will launch her as a concert-pianist. Well trained and totally committed to her career, she passes all the tests and goes on to win the competition. But the night she celebrates this event, a trivial accident cuts short her dreams and completely changes her life, when a heavy door slams on her fingers, apparently damaging her joints irreparably. At the hospital where she goes every day for treatment, she meets Tony, a sensible 30 year old. Julie initially takes umbrage, then inevitably falls in love with him, but she doesn't know that Tony is incurably ill. She cannot understand why he rebuffs her until she learns the truth. Tony knows very well there is no hope but has already made up his mind and finally reveals his love for her. They spend the night together in a fisherman's hut. But Julie is in for a rude awakening at dawn. Tony has gone, leaving only an empty rowboat. Yet from him Julie gets the vital inspiration that finally cures her.

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