L' ASSEDIO (1998)

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Love story concerning the relationship which develops between Shandurai, a young African emigre in Rome and Jason Kinsky an English pianist and comp- oser. Shandurai has left her country after her husband has been arrested for criticising its dictator. In return for a place to live and money to fund her medical studies, she takes a job as maid to Jason Kinsky. His growing love for Shandurai is not returned and he begins to slowly sell all his possessions in order to pay for the release of Shandurai's husband. Aware of his sacrifices, she gradually falls in love with him too. The day arrives when her husband is freed and turns up on their doorstep.

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