Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Cast: Alexander Menis, Thandie Newton, David Thewlis, Andrea Quercia, Maria Mazetti Di Pietralata, Massimo De Rossi, Claudio Santamaria, Gian Franco Mazzoni, Elena Perino, Cyril Nri, Natalia Mignosa, John C. Ojwang, Lorenzo Mollica, Paul Osul, Veronica Lazar
Country: Italy, UK
Released in: 1998
Running: 93 minutes
When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, gifts, and music, declaring passionately that he loves her, would go to Africa with her, would do anything for her. "What do you know of Africa?," she asks, then, in anguish, shouts, "Get my husband out of jail!" The rest of the film plays out the implications of this scene and leaves Shandurai with a choice.