Thanks to Nino D’Angelo, photo-stories have never been so much fun
Great Neapolitan pop songs in a love story whose strength lies in its simplicity
Fotoromanzo is exactly what the title promises: a photo-story. A fact reasserted at the beginning of the film when one of the characters asks: “Hey guys, which photo-story are you out of?” Those looking for something different, best search elsewhere. The strength of this film lies in its genuine simplicity, which also shines through in its more comic moments, together with a selection of hit songs that the wonderful Nino D’Angelo performs at regular intervals.
Nino comes from Naples and dreams of making it famous with his music. His mother works as the janitor of an apartment building. Anna, who lives in the same building, tries to help him make his dream come true. He has a crush on her, but she is the daughter of a policeman who is transferred to Milan for work. Nino travels to Milan to find her, but everything starts to fall apart when Anna sees him with another woman and suspects him of cheating on her. On her way home, she has a bad accident. Nino saves her life with a transfusion of his blood. In the end, love triumphs.