The Beautiful Summer (2023) Movie Script

Good morning.
Good morning.
Good morning.
Good morning.
You're awake?
I'm exhausted. I've been repairing
streetlights on the Corso.
Don't stain the sofa.
I wrote to mom.
I signed on your behalf, too...
Thank you.
- Can you go and post it?
- Sure.
Looks like the one
we had in the countryside.
Come. Let me help you, Ginietta.
Stop treating me like a little girl.
Good morning.
- How are you?
- Ferruccio...
- Hi, Tina.
- Hi.
It's slippery.
Hi, Pino.
- Hi.
- Hi.
How are you?
- Rosa...
- Hi.
- Did Pino give you back the money?
- No.
But he promised
to take me to the fields.
- Good morning!
- Hi, Rosa.
- Can you move over a bit?
- Sure.
- Hi, Massimo.
- Hi, Ginia.
Oh, come on!
Poor Rosa, why is she always laughing?
It's Pino's fault.
Wait there, I'll jump in!
Do you know how to swim?
Great way of meeting each other.
- Are you cold?
- No. I'm fine. - Come.
Guys, she's Amelia.
- Hi.
- Hi.
Isn't there anything to drink here?
Is this an altar boys' meeting?
Here you go.
Excuse me...
Do you have a cigarette?
I don't smoke.
Too bad.
- I've got one.
- Thanks.
Can you play something for us?
Why are you here so early?
Have you made this?
Yes. But outside business hours
and only with leftover cloth.
The paper pattern, too?
Finish it.
But make sure you respect
our clients' delivery dates.
- May I pay?
- Of course.
- Would you like anything else?
- No, thanks.
We have a delicious dessert...
- How much is it?
- It's on me.
It's on me if you give me a smile.
No, thanks.
I'll pay for the young lady.
You shouldn't go to bars by yourself.
Do you want to join us?
- I'm on my way home.
- Wait for me.
I'm sorry. I have to go.
I met a friend.
- Is it far?
- No, I live nearby.
I forgot your name...
Where are you coming from?
From work.
At the fashion atelier downtown.
Do you like my dress?
I learned how to make it while
working at a tailor's shop, just like you.
I know how to make dresses, too.
It's nicer when someone else
makes them for you.
Then you can make me a new dress...
Are you a dressmaker, too?
I pose for painters.
Head on, profile,
sitting, lying down...
There's a lot to learn...
You listen to what artists have to say...
Do other painters come in
when you're naked?
To be a good model,
you need to learn how to keep still.
Like a statue.
Like this.
- Who was with you, Ginia?
- No one. She left.
The girl who jumped out
of the boat half-naked?
Why do you spend time
with someone like her?
I ran into her.
She walked me home.
She's a nice girl.
What does she do for a living?
She poses for painters.
Is that a job?
Do you also want beans with the polenta?
I need to find another job.
That's not necessary.
You'd be so tired,
you'd never start studying again.
University is for rich people.
I don't even know why I enrolled.
From all Italian radio stations,
we are now broadcasting
the live coverage of Mussolini's speech.
In connection with the Italian stations
we have the stations in Germany, Austria,
Hungary, Poland and England.
In these times, under this sun
that particularly pleases us
landsmen during our great summer period
is collapsing...
How did you know I work here?
Turin's not that big...
Women are the funniest.
Did you know that there are
also female painters? - No.
They could simply copy themselves.
- Amelia!
- Come on! Hurry up!
Take me with you.
To a painter's studio.
When you pose.
What do you want to see?
How the painters work
and how you pose.
Painters are scum.
You need to be careful.
Men - and not young girls -
are interested in models.
- Can you give me a hand?
- Sure.
- How are you?
- Fine.
And who are you, little one?
She's Ginia.
He's Rodrigues.
It's lovely here,
French mother... Portuguese father...
Would you like something to eat?
No, thanks.
- Thank you.
- Cheers.
Where have you been hiding
all this time, Ginia?
Are you a student?
No. I work at a fashion atelier.
A seamstress?
Yes, but I also make paper patterns.
- So you're not a model like Amelia?
- No.
I'm a painter.
Have you painted Amelia?
Come with me, Ginia.
Ginia, this is the gang.
Guys, this is Ginia.
How nice...
Have you tasted it before?
The "green fairy"...
Are you tired?
What are you staring at?
Mrs. Gemma asks you to bring
that dress you know about. Hurry up.
It's a beautiful dress...
Here she is.
Come, Ginia.
Help madame with the dress.
Here. There you go...
It's beautiful.
It looks even nicer like this.
You can go, Ginia.
Ms. Legnani's wedding dress...
Why don't you make it?
Thank you.
Isn't it wonderful?
- May I have some more?
- Weren't you on a diet?
People who work get hungry.
- Here.
- Thank you.
I saw your friend today.
- Really?
- Yes. The one who "gets painted".
She's not like us, Ginia.
Thank goodness for that.
Can you pass me the soup, please?
Forget her.
She's a good person.
I have fun with her.
She poses naked for a living...
She has a nice body. She can afford it.
I have a nice body, too.
- Do you want some?
- Yes. Thank you.
Then you should work as a model, too.
You might get paid more
than switching streetlights on and off.
Can you give me a hand?
What is it like to make love?
You become important to someone...
for a few hours.
For a few hours...?
Maybe even longer.
Don't think about it.
- It will happen sooner or later...
- You've all been with someone...
- There's plenty of time. You're young.
- I'm not young.
Don't rush things.
- Hi.
- Sorry. I'm late.
I found a job.
- When are you starting?
- That's where I'm taking you now.
You wanted to see me pose, didn't you?
This hat suits you.
It makes you look older.
Quickly, Ginia. We're late.
This is where I work.
Come, Ginia.
Shall we go in?
I'd rather not...
Feeling shy?
No, I don't want to disturb you...
You said you wanted to see me pose...
The painter is paying me for two hours.
Not a minute longer.
Sure you don't want
to have a quick look?
Maybe next time.
See you later.
Alright. See you later.
What is it?
Mrs. Gemma asked me to make this dress.
It's a wedding dress
for an important client.
This is the fabric.
Well done.
Your hand is completely scraped.
You work too much.
Take your glass away before
it stains my paper patterns.
I need to work,
so we can get away from here.
Shall we go back home?
We'll move to a bigger city.
We're not fit for big cities, Ginia.
The countryside is hard work...
But that's where we belong.
Is this why you're not studying anymore?
Remember when you used to write stories?
I don't know what to write anymore.
- Amelia!
- Get down!
- But it's raining!
- Who cares! Come on, hurry up!
Are you alright?
It's the cigarettes...
- Come on. It's so cold!
- Yes, I'm freezing!
Waiter! Two espressos, please.
Can we afford them?
Give me a second.
- Who's he?
- A painter.
Have you posed for him?
You see that guy?
And the one down there?
And the other one...
They've all painted me.
I'd like to try, too.
I want someone to look at me
and show me who I am.
Hi, Guido. Rodrigues...
You're everywhere.
- Hi.
- How are you?
She's Ginia.
- Guido.
- Hi.
- Would you like a drink?
- Sure. - Yes.
Give me a drink, too.
I'm sorry, Guido, but we need your bed.
My legs are frozen.
Besides, beds are for women.
You know where it is...
Come and warm up, Ginia.
The wine already warmed me up.
Turn off the light. It bothers me.
Give me a cigarette.
I don't have any.
I do.
Thank you.
- Are you taking up the whole bed?
- Maybe...
How are you, my love?
Well, I was better before you got here...
That's it...
When Amelia arrives, we stop drawing.
No light.
Some women only know
how to live in the dark.
And some men not even that.
They're annoying, aren't they?
It's open.
May I?
Close the door.
Have a seat.
That's old stuff.
They're beautiful.
I like portraits.
Who are these women?
Is Amelia one of them?
Amelia has a job that suits her best.
She's always liked showing her legs.
Are you a model, too?
I work at the fashion atelier, downtown.
It used to be fun
spending time with Amelia.
You can't imagine what we did in here...
You still do...
I like you, Ginietta.
Because you don't smoke.
Girls who don't smoke
are somehow complicated...
I don't sense that strong smell here,
like in other painters' studios.
It smells good.
But I prefer the smell of girls.
It's late. I have to go.
See you soon, Ginietta.
Get up!
When can we go home?
As soon as we have some money.
Do you want an ice-cream?
Let's share one.
You made me skip a few meals lately...
- I've been busy.
- At the fashion atelier?
An ice-cream.
What about me?
When are you going to make a suit for me?
- You wouldn't know how to wear it...
- Why not?
Thank you.
Do you mean I'm a "rude country boy"?
I can be a gentleman if I want.
Good morning.
Good morning, Madame.
Can't you imagine me wearing a nice suit?
Your sister doesn't show up anymore,
so I came here myself...
Hi, Rosa.
- Ginia doesn't enjoy our company anymore.
- Ginia's always working.
Of course.
- Severino?
- Tell me.
- Have you seen Pino?
- No. I haven't seen him for quite a while.
- He's coming back, isn't he?
- I don't know, Rosa.
You girls should wait
before trusting someone too much.
Yes, he'll be back.
Don't worry.
- Hi.
- Amelia! Come in.
I thought you were alone.
- I'll come by another time.
- Don't worry.
- This is Severino, my brother.
- We met at the lake.
I'm going.
I'll come back another time.
- Goodbye.
- Goodbye.
Your jacket's torn.
- I'll mend it for you.
- No, don't worry, really.
Give it to me. Take mine.
It's all torn.
I'll have to take it apart to mend it.
It'll take a while.
Thanks, Ginietta.
Are you okay?
Are you sure you don't want to stay?
I just came by to say hello.
See you soon.
- May I?
- Ginia!
- I was looking for Amelia.
- But she doesn't live here...
There weren't so many girls
coming around once, Rodrigues.
Maybe it's your fault?
Come in, Ginia. Don't be shy.
I don't understand
why you don't use colors, Rodrigues.
Nature is always saturated,
omnipresent, repetitive.
A certain detachment is necessary
in order to reproduce it,
something that
the absence of color can give.
The truth is that you don't know
how to use it.
Color requires daily practice,
not philosophical explanations.
You stained your uniform, little soldier.
That's what color does.
I'd like someone to paint me.
Like you do with Amelia.
It's cold. Is there any tea left?
There's some tea on the stove.
Ginia will serve tea today.
The cups are over there, Ginia.
Thanks, Ginietta.
Ginia, a phone call for you.
- Is it my brother?
- A woman. She didn't say her name.
- The little one has arrived!
- Hi, Ginia. - Hi.
- Hi, Ginietta.
- Hi, Guido.
Are you alright?
Your cheeks are all red...
I'm fine. I ran to get here.
I had a lot of work to do.
- Can I help you?
- No. - No.
My contribution.
Only Rodrigues offers
these luxury treats. - My pleasure.
- Cheers!
- Cheers! - Cheers!
Shall we eat or not?
Ginia, do you like it?
It's good.
Amelia cooked it.
I can do anything.
You thought I'd forget?
Happy birthday, Ginia.
Happy birthday, Ginietta!
- Happy birthday.
- Happy birthday.
Thank you.
Don't inhale.
You're late.
I know... I'm terribly sorry.
I'll get to work as quick as I can!
No need to run...
Don't hurt me, Guido.
Ginia! Hurry up! It's very late.
You seem more relaxed today...
Well, actually, I'm never nervous...
Shall we go for a walk?
I'm sorry you're reacting this way.
Sometimes I don't know
what crosses your mind.
I don't understand you.
You're distant.
Now that you've found love
you don't care about anything else.
Good for you.
But If I were you
I'd be a little more careful.
Why? - Because you don't know
what you're doing...
Isn't it better when we're together,
than when we're with those
two guys who hit on every girl?
It looks like the tree
at my parents' place!
Come up here!
Wipe your mouth.
You've got lipstick all over your face!
- Where are you going?
- I'm going home.
Without even saying hello?
I didn't see you.
Do you want to come over to the studio?
- Now?
- Yes.
I have to work.
Maybe some other time.
I'll paint your portrait.
I don't know, Guido.
Come on.
Let's go.
- I'd like to see your drawings.
- You're so eager to know about painters!
There's too much light.
What's the matter?
How can they pose naked when it's so cold?
You girls never feel cold.
You're born to be naked.
I couldn't do it.
You were naked tonight.
Good morning.
Are you cold?
A little.
Amelia, are you alright?
You should stop smoking.
Let's go.
May I offer you two a drink?
Why not?
- Ginia, what are you drinking?
- Wine.
Two glasses of sweet wine
for me and my friend, please.
Same for me. Thanks.
- Doctor Andrea Wood.
- Nice to meet you. Amelia.
- Andrea Wood.
- Ginia.
A doctor hanging out here...?
Doctors like to have fun, too.
- Thank you.
- Cheers! - Cheers!
Come on, Ginia.
So... Which one of you wants to dance?
Hold this.
You steer.
Do you often go to that dance house?
Yes, but there are
more interesting places in the area.
- You must take me with you sometimes.
- It would be a pleasure.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- Severino's not at home?
- No.
How did it go with the doctor?
Did he take you back home?
He had a liking for you...
Why did you run away?
Leave me alone.
I'm sick.
Do you know what syphilis is?
I didn't know anything about it.
- You heard me cough.
- That's because you smoke.
I thought so, too.
Doctor Andrea told me a few things.
I don't believe it.
They found out through a blood test.
Doctor Andrea
wants me to go to the hospital.
How did you get it?
You get it when you make love.
When I told Rodrigues,
I thought he'd pass out.
But he also took a blood test
and he's fine.
People like him always get away with it.
Aren't you afraid of touching me?
If Rodrigues is clean,
maybe they got it wrong with you.
I didn't get it from Rodrigues.
I got it from a woman.
Let me go.
What are you doing?
So you know it, too...?
- How do you feel?
- I'm fine, Ginia. I went to the doctor.
- Did they take a blood sample?
- Yes.
Will she become blind?
They'll give her a thousand injections
and when she's recovered,
Doctor Andrea will go to bed with her.
I'm worried about Amelia.
Your hands are freezing...
People can recover, right?
Some do,
others don't.
Amelia's strong. She'll get better.
It's important
to have a doctor friend.
What worries you more, Ginia?
Amelia's health
or what you feel for her?
I warned you:
this isn't a world for you.
Let go of me.
Sorry for being late.
The wedding dress...
You were supposed
to deliver it yesterday but you didn't.
We've lost a client because of you.
You're always late,
you're missing deadlines,
you're tired, you're not working well...
I shouldn't have trusted you.
I believe I don't need you anymore.
Mrs. Gemma, please, I need to work.
Marta, take her place, please.
Finish off what Ginia was doing.
Continue her job.
Come on, Marta.
- Are you back already?
- Yes.
It seems they'll be firing people at work.
They've cut our shifts for now.
I cooked some soup.
Thank you.
You're not eating?
- I'm not hungry.
- Why not?
If you're concerned about money,
I'll find another job.
I can work as a model.
Is your girlfriend
planting these ideas in your head?
Leave Amelia out of this.
Did something happen?
Ginia, go home.
If you go in there, they'll find
you have some kind of disease too.
I'll keep you company.
Don't worry. Really.
Miss? Come in, please.
See? I'm already in the fast lane.
You look better.
Your voice seems clearer.
You think so?
You'll be fine again in no time...
And the doctor
will want to make love with you.
He's not the person on my mind...
Are you going to Guido's house tonight?
I don't think so.
I'll come with you.
I don't care. I don't want to go.
You don't want me to come?
You should stop going there, too.
I want to leave the fashion atelier.
I thought Mrs. Gemma had grown fond of you.
I don't know what's the matter with you.
We need to talk.
You don't need to hide anything from me.
Do you want to talk about it with mom?
Shall we call her?
It's nothing.
I'm meeting up with some friends.
Do you want to come?
- I'm staying at home.
- Are you sure?
Get some rest.
Come in!
Amelia! I was looking for you.
You found me.
I found it! It was in the other room.
Ginia's here...
Lift your knee. There you go...
You came to check on us...
Who are you jealous of?
That's enough. We're done for today.
Draw me, too.
You want to pose?
And get undressed?
If you can do it, I can do it.
Then get undressed.
We both know each other, don't we?
I suppose Amelia
has already seen you, too...
Come. Stand here.
I'll draw you standing up.
Hurry up, Ginia.
I don't want to waste too much firewood.
No. Don't cover yourself with your hands.
Raise your arms. Higher, Ginia.
As if you were lifting something up.
There. Don't move.
In the end, you've become a model, too...
She's talented.
Ginia, it's all my fault.
Stay away from me.
Don't look for me anymore.
All I did was hurt you.
I'm not well. I've got the flu.
The flu...
It's easy to be influenced
by fascinating people.
But never forget who we are.
Whatever happened, we can fix it.
Come on, get up.
I don't know what's happening to me.
Good morning.
Sit down.
I read your letter.
But I made a decision
in front of everyone.
So it's not simple for me
just to rehire you...
I understand.
I know it's easy
to lose one's way at your age.
You're very talented, Ginia.
But the greatest talent you need
is making the right choices.
A woman must act intelligently.
You're right.
Thank you anyway.
I'll allow you to come back. But...
you will have to start at the laundry.
No more contact with clients,
no more personal creativity. Nothing.
Thank you.
Thank you, Mrs. Gemma. Goodbye.
Make sure you come back
without those dark eye circles.
What are you doing?
I'm writing to mom and dad.
Sign on behalf of me, too.
It looks nice on you...
They're half dead...
I don't know why.
Mom's plants never die.
Mom doesn't take her plants to town.
It's hard to get used to changes.
One gets used to everything, Ginia.
But one should never get used to pain.
You need to be happy.
Being unhappy is useless.
You won't tell mom, will you?
I don't smoke.
I saw you.
Come on.
- I'm going.
- Bye. - Bye.
You forgot this!
Can you read this...
You wrote it?
Thank you!
- Bye.
- Are you sure you don't want to come?
It's a beautiful day,
and everyone will be there...
Yes, but...
I have a date with a girl.
- Ginia, come and swim with us!
- Come on!
Yes, I'm coming.