What Is The Plot Of The Life Ahead?
Adapted from the French novel The Life Before Us by Romain Gary and set in the seaside city of Bari, The Life Ahead follows Madame Rosa, an elderly woman who takes in a 12-year-old Senegalese-Italian orphan named Momo who has been fending for himself.
After attempting to steal Madame Rosa's bag, he is taken to her home by his guardian, Dr. Coen, to return her belongings. However, Dr. Coen asks Rosa to take Momo in, as he is too elderly to care for him properly, she reluctantly does so in order to provide him with a female influence to guide him on the right path.
The story follows the pair as they form a close bond, with Madame Rosa revealing that she’s both a Holocaust survivor and a former sex worker, who now spends what's left of her life taking care of the children of other sex workers.
While their relationship is strained at first, a beautiful friendship slowly forms between them, proving how motherly love can present itself in all shapes and sizes.
But don't take our word for it, check out the trailer below to see for yourself.
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Who Is Cast In The Life Ahead?
As we already know, The Life Ahead stars the legendary Sophia Loren (La Ciociara) as Madame Rosa. However, she is also joined by newcomer Ibrahima Gueye, who plays Momo, the child that comes into her care.
Joining Loren and Gueye are an equally as excellent supporting cast, featuring Renato Carpentieri (Holding Hands) as Dr. Coen and Abril Zamora (Elite) as her neighbour, Lola.
Where To Watch The Life Ahead In Australia
Keen to give it a shot? You can catch The Life Ahead on Netflix in Australia now.