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by Giorgio Diritti


Winter, 1943. Martina, the only child of a poor farming family, is eight-years-old and lives on the slopes of Monte Sole. Years earlier her little brother died when just a few days old and since then she has stopped talking. Her mother becomes pregnant again and Martina waits for the baby that will be born, while the war slowly draws nearer and life becomes increasingly difficult, squeezed between commander Lupo's partisan brigades and the advancing Nazis. The baby boy is finally born on the night between September 28 and 29, 1944. Almost at the same time the S.S. carry out an unprecedented roundup in the area, which will go down in history as the Marzabotto massacre.

original title: L’uomo che verrà
country: Italy
sales agent: Intramovies
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Giorgio Diritti
film run: 117'
release date: IT 22/01/2010, FR 16/01/2013
screenplay: Giorgio Diritti, Giovanni Galavotti, Tania Pedroni
cast: Alba Rohrwacher, Maya Sansa, Claudio Casadio
cinematography by: Roberto Cimatti
film editing: Giorgio Diritti, Paolo Marzoni
art director: Giancarlo Basili
costumes designer: Lia Francesca Morandini
music: Marco Biscarini, Daniele Furlati
producer: Giorgio Diritti, Simone Bachini
production: Aranciafilm, Rai Cinema, Cineteca di Bologna
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
distributor: Mikado, White Pictures


main awards/selection

Rome International Film Festival 2009 Special Jury Award
David di Donatello 2010 Best Film
Brussels Film Festival 2010 Audience Award

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