"Il Cuore Altrove" is a dazzling comedy with a poignant streak set in the Rome and Bologna of the 1920s. It tells the story of Nello Balocchi, 35, a shy and dumsy man devoted to the academic world, sent by his father - a pragmatic businessman and womanizer who happens to be the Pope's tailor - to teach at a high school in Bologna in the hope that living in such an emancipated city will allow him to find a wife at last, thus giving the family its eagerly awaited heir.
On reaching Bologna, Nello goes to live in a "pensione" run by Arabella where he shares a room with a Neapolitan barber, thanks to whose advice he gradually gets to know the fairer sex. While he discovers that he has a great talent for teaching, the search for a soul mate is unsuccessful. Until the day he finds himself at a tea dance in a home for blind women, by chance or sent there by Providence. There, Nello meets a "femme fatale", Angela Gardini, the most beautiful and open-minded young woman in all Bologna, who turns his life upside down. This marks the start of an unusual relationship between the candid, inexperienced man and the gorgeous woman who has lost her eyesight in an accident. An unpredictable love story between two "outsiders".
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