Stay as You Are (1978)

Director
Alberto Lattuada

Main cast
Marcello Mastroianni; Nastassja Kinski; Mónica Randall; Ania Pieroni; Francisco Rabal

Genres
Romance, Drama

Description
A May-December romance. Roué Giulio Marengo, a Roman landscape architect unhappy in his marriage, meets Francesca, a young and beautiful Florentine, and then learns she might be his daughter. He resolves to keep his hands off but can't seem to stay away, and she's eager for a lover who's a father figure.


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