I’ve loved Bruno Ganz since Wings of Desire became my favorite movie. This little 2000 gem has sat in our Netflix cue for months and I finally got to it tonight. What a joy of a film, though the initial motivation of the plot is — oddly — simply implied. A life-affirming call to joy like Shirley Valentine starring Ganz and Licia Maglietta, and the most realistic stereotypes I’ve seen. Enjoy Pane e Tulipani.