I know I’ve posted this a dozen times, but it’s so perfect and I’m feeling really, I don’t know.
Giulietta Masina, Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Basically, men take advantage of her and make her look like a fool for her entire life, when all she really wants is to find love.
Hypnosis scene from Nights of Cabiria.
Cabiria has essentially been taken advantage of by men for most of her life, and now a magician manages to make her look like a fool once again in front of an audience of men by having her admit that what she really wants is to be truly loved.
Oh and it doesn’t get better for her after this so yeah.