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  • Summary: On Christmas Eve, Francesca's little sister, Antonietta, runs away to Rotterdam with her musician boyfriend. On the way to find her, Francesca picks up Gerlinde, a suicidal lovesick woman. Now she has two lives to save. With the paths of three lost souls criss-crossing in Rotterdam, it soon is hard to tell who is saving whom. (Regent Releasing) Expand
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  1. 75
    The film's resolution is both haunting and satisfying.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    60
    Piles heavy emotional baggage on a slender story frame. Pic looks ravishing, featuring a nocturnal road trip through a cool kaleidoscopic landscape of shifting colors peopled by three commanding thesps of different generations whose interlocking stories form a cohesive whole.
  3. Almost holding things together is the marvelous Ms. Elsner: there’s more depth in her weary gaze and disappointed mouth than in any line of dialogue. Not since Bette Davis lit and flicked has smoking been so evocative, or so heartbreaking.
  4. 50
    You can't quarrel with the lensing and acting, but the overabundance of coincidences keeps Vivere from reaching its full potential.
  5. The wave-like "Rashomon" structure of the story, combined with the steady pace and moody look of Vivere are lulling, but in the end the situation is neither believable nor fantastic enough to be very compelling.
  6. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    40
    I like writer-director Angela Maccarone's ambition, but her technical ingenuity exceeds her grasp of potentially complex emotions, which get stuck in a groove of mawkish self-pity.
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