unconventional film with subtle attention to details that reflect on our differences and idiosyncrasies. Milan was racing to rebuild itself for a modern world as told through a young man just embarking on his first real job earnings plus nursing a crush on a cute co-worker whose schedule keeps opportunity at a distance. Olmi's insight into the human habits and a keen sense of humor adds an intelligent, poignant telling of Milan in 1961 and the struggles of starting anew. great film. considered his masterpiece.