Ristorante Paradiso Anime 2
Is it love?
Another great episode 🙂 I liked Fumiko Orikasa performance as Nicoletta in this episode. Also I enjoy subtle changes in expressions that portray different emotions very well.
The set up is quite interesting as we see several generations facing similar problems. This anime deals with separation and communication.
Francesco spends most of the time with his grandfather because his parents are very busy, just as Nicoletta in her youth. Olga divorced with Nicoletta’s father and left her. However, Olga still loves her daughter, yet has difficulty expressing her feelings and connecting with Nicoletta. Claudio also divorced with his wife a while ago, but it seems his candle of love has not extinguished yet.
Nicoletta faces an identity crisis and decides to pursue cooking career. She is contemplating about love and falls into trap like many other people. Often people confuse kindness with love. It is especially true of people with difficult past. Sometimes clients think they are in love with their therapists, and, unfortunately, some psychologists take advantage of that… Sex with clients is very irresponsible of a therapist and can have a widely ranging detrimental effects for clients.
One of the main reasons why some people easily fall in love in such circumstances is because nobody was so nice to them before. When they experience such a warm treatment, it can be misinterpreted as love. Nicoletta had a difficult childhood growing without a mother. Seeing such a kind and beautiful gentleman as Claudio can be overwhelming for a young mind. Moreover, such feelings might be further fueled by a need for a kind father she didn’t have due to Olga’s divorce.
This issue has another side of course. Friendly behavior can be falsely dismissed by some people as just that, whereas it is just a more subtle expressions of stronger feelings. Communication is one of the keys to good relationships. Whenever, you are not sure what is the intent of the other person, try to check it, but do it in a more subtle way than Nicoletta 😛
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