An Italian professor Gemma (Penelope Cruz)has been wanting to take her son Pietro (Pietro Castellitto) back to the city where she fell in love with his father Diego(Emile Hirsch). It was 1984 and the city of Sarajevo was holding the Winter Olympics. The city was at its best and everyone was enjoying themselves. Now here is the small problem, Gemma and Pietro do make it back to the city. Gemma is telling her son how beautiful and exciting the city was then. Sadly Sarajevo was a bombed out shell since the Balkan War. It had not recovered from the devastation and what's worse is there has been a secret that has been hidden for the last 18 years and little by little it becomes revealed
Gemma tells her son how the complications of conceiving him and the beginning of the war had taken a toll on her and her relationship with his father. So she eventually made it back to Italy to continue with her education while she raised her son.
Eone has brought us this DVD and once again has made a quality product. The sights and sounds are fantastic. This romantic drama of love and war was Directed by Sergio Castellitto and he brings the best out of his actors. This DVD has already hit the stores but it is worth the effort to make sure you have it in your library. So enjoy the love and tenderness of the film and learn all its hidden secrets for yourself. Enjoy.