HONOLULU BABY (2001)

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Alberto Columbo is an engineer, sent on a useless mission in Melancias, an isolated village in Brazil, leaving behind Margherita, his unsatisfied, career-oriented wife, who does not want to have children. When he arrives in Melancias, Alberto discovers there are no men in the village, apart from Cri Cri, an old play-boy. Never having seen so many women together at the same time, Alberto feels he is in paradise. Meanwhile, at home in Milan, Margherita is unfaithful to her husband and ridden with guilt. On his return to Italy, Alberto is unexpectedly promoted and sent back to Melancias. This time his wifeaccompanies him. However, during Alberto's absence, things have changed in the village: the women have disappeared and Margherita discovers she is the only woman in the entire village.

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