Martin Eden (DVD)
Luca Marinelli stars in the title role of this drama based on Jack London's novel.
In 20th-century Naples, Martin Eden is a young sailor who falls in love with aristocrat Elena Orsini after saving her brother from a beating.
She inspires him to educate himself and he ultimately decides he wants to become a writer.
He pursues his dream despite constant rejection, but his lack of money and lowly class status cause his relationship with Elena to deteriorate before he attains success.