The film was criticised for its approach to consent and sexual violence, and people said Laura and Massimo’s relationship resembled Stockholm syndrome. Stockholm syndrome is a condition in which hostages develop a psychological bond with their captors during captivity. “Nobody owns me, I’m not an object. You can’t have me just like that; kidnap me and think that I’m all yours,” is what Laura says when Massimo first kidnaps her in the film. “I know,” he replies. “But that’s why I’m giving you a chance to love me.”