Although Romano (Marcello Mastroianni) has no personal wealth, his wife, Elisa (Silvana Mangano), has more than enough money to support him, and this situation allows him to indulge in the finer things of life. While enjoying a solo spa getaway, he meets Anna (Elena Safonova) and becomes so smitten with her that he decides to follow her home to Russia, where he swears his love and promises to return. Upon reuniting with Elisa, however, Romano suddenly finds himself torn between the two women.
husband, young woman, mistress, wife, government official, endearing, amusing, touching, italy, russia, spa, marrying for money, infidelity, new romance, love triangle, vacation, love, quest, temptation, 1900s
Dark Eyes is an unsurpassable lesson in the difficult task of creating true cinema from true literature. [Full Review in Spanish]
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