Cinema: Death in Florence

Family Diary. At the time it seemed a stroke of luck. Surely a glorious stroke of luck that a peasant baby who had lost his mother should take the fancy of a baron's butler and be carried away to a Florentine villa to grow up as a young man of the leisure class. But if it was luck it was bad luck. The butler pampered his adopted son and then cruelly turned against him. At 18, Lorenzo found himself on the streets with a taste for champagne and no money to buy it, with a living to be earned and no...

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