Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy's history, this is a passionate and enthralling story in the tradition of great Italian classics. Martin is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy university student. The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety.
Italy -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Working class -- Fiction.
Young men -- Fiction.
Motion pictures, Italian.
Cressy, Jessica, actor.
Kino Lorber, Inc., publisher.
Marcello, Pietro, 1976- producer, screenwriter, film director.
Marinelli, Luca, actor.
Nemolato, Vincenzo, actor.
motion picture adaptation of (work): London, Jack, 1876-1916. Martin Eden.