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by Samuel Benchetrit


Gino, who has been living in Brussels thirty years, runs a pizzeria bought with his wife's savings. His life is shaken by the news of the imminent death of his uncle in Italy, a Mafia godfather who has made millions by his illegal activities. A large inheritance is promised to Gino. The only problem is that to claim it, he must prove to his uncle that he really has become, like he has been telling the uncle, a formidable godfather reigning over all the pizzerias in Brussels. Gino therefore commissions a documentary to be made about him and his family that is supposed to show them as big time gangsters. However, the shoot doesn't go quite as smoothly as planned, his family rebels, the crew ignores Gino's orders, Gino tends to mistake his character for reality, and when a real Mafioso, convinced that someone is trying to take over his turf, enters the scene, all hell breaks loose.

original title: Chez Gino
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Kinology
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Samuel Benchetrit
release date: BE 30/03/2011, FR 30/03/2011
screenplay: Samuel Benchetrit, Gabor Rassov
cast: José Garcia, Anna Mouglalis, Samuel Benchetrit, Sergi López, Ben Gazzara, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Martin Jobert, Serge Larivière, Fabrice Adde, Robert Assolen
cinematography by: Guillaume Schiffman
film editing: Sophie Reine
art director: Pierre-François Limbosch
costumes designer: Emmanuelle Youchnovski
music: Michel Korb
producer: Marc Missonnier, Olivier Delbosc
production: Fidélité Films, Scope Pictures, Studio 37, Mars Films, Wild Bunch Production, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: Mars Distribution, Belga Films SA

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