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Two people with seemingly nothing in common are brought together by love in this romantic drama from director Stefano Pasetto. Lucia (Sandra Ceccarelli) is a middle-aged woman who is governed by stress and disappointment; she's no longer satisfied with her career as a flight attendant, and while she and her husband talk about having a baby, he seems to be losing interest in her. Hoping to bring something new into her life, Lucia embraces her love of playing the piano and begins giving lessons. One of her first students is Lea (Francesca Inaudi), a free-spirited woman in her mid-twenties who works in a poultry processing plant while she decides where to go with her life; Lea is happy in her relationship with a tattoo artist, but isn't certain if she wants to get married. Lea is impulsive and playful while Lucia is strictly regimented and tightly wound, but as the two women get to know one another, Lucia finds Lea's carefree nature begins to rub off on her. The two also discover that their feelings for one another grow beyond simple friendship into love and desire. But when Lea is offered a job in Patagonia, Lucia isn't sure what to do about the woman who has brought so many changes into her life. La Llamada (aka The Call) received its North American premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi