The Consequences of Love (Le Conseguenze dell'amore)
The Consequences of Love (Le Conseguenze dell'amore) (2005)

Titta di Girolamo has spent eight years living alone, not working. His only vices are cigarettes and hanging around in bars, he seems as if he's waiting for something, for a secret to be revealed. As it turns out, Titta is a mafia… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 27, 2005
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Porton
Chicago Reader

Unfortunately Sorrentino's often playful assault on genre conventions is sabotaged by an ostentatious visual style that alludes to the work of such disparate directors as Antonioni and Scorsese but is little more than a bag of empty tricks.

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Boyd van Hoeij

Two superfluous sub-plots notwithstanding, this atmospheric character study is clearly the work of a very talented filmmaker.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)

Sorrentino wins all bets we'll buy his film's more existential, literary, romantic ambitions because of the sheer ecstasy--the great beauty--of his style. Style becomes substance--the cuts and angles create narrative, the screen's surface opens up depths.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

a tense, tragic portrait of a life suspended. Simply unmissable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
Admittedly very little happens in the first hour to lead you to believe a good storyline is on its way. The last twenty minutes or so, though give a harsh… More
Daniel Parsons
Fantastic, difficult to categorize film, that looses half a star because the exceptional Olivia Magnani isn't given enough to do. One of the best Italian… More
Luke Baldock
A beautiful understated gangster romance. Rather than focusing on the "cool" criminals we get to see the life of a man who spends his time waiting. He… More
Emily B.
A brilliant and stylish film from Italy. Toni Servillo does a great job as the miserable and deadpan Titta di Girolamo. The camera techniques and soundtrack… More
Walter M.
Made at a time when everybody was not an open book due to the internet, the ever unpredictable "The Consequences of Love" recreates the pleasure of… More