The Girl from Trieste
La Ragazza di Trieste, internationally released as The Girl from Trieste, is a 1982 Italian romance-drama film directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile and based on a novel of the same name written by the director. It recounts a doomed love affair between a conventional man and a mentally unstable girl with suicidal tendencies.
Dino, a comic book illustrator, has a house by the sea near Trieste. While he is sitting drawing at the beach café one morning, he sees the rescue of a beautiful young woman who has tried to drown herself. He offers her a towel to cover herself, which she returns next day and thanks him by making love before she disappears. Each struck by the other, they meet at intervals but apart from her name, which is Nicole, he is only given evasions and fantasies. In addition to her unpredictable mood changes, he is also perturbed by her tendency to attract male attention by sexual exhibitionism.
|author||Ottavio Jemma Pasquale Festa Campanile|
|director||Pasquale Festa Campanile|
|keywords||comic book cut draw lose morning psychiatric hospital rescue walk young woman|