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by Ermanno Olmi


An elderly priest is devastated when his church is deconsecrated, leaving him without a role in life. It is not long before a group of illegal immigrants find shelter in the "church" and give the priest a new role and set of responsibilities.

international title: The Cardboard Village
original title: Il villaggio di cartone
country: Italy
sales agent: Rai Com
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Ermanno Olmi
film run: 87'
release date: IT 07/11/2011, FR 29/01/2014
screenplay: Ermanno Olmi
cast: Michael Lonsdale, Rutger Hauer, Massimo De Francovich, Alessandro Haber
cinematography by: Fabio Olmi
film editing: Paolo Cottignola
art director: Giuseppe Pirrotta
costumes designer: Maurizio Millenotti
music: Sofia Gubaidulina
producer: Luigi Musini
production: Cinemaundici, Rai Cinema
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
distributor: 01 Distribution, Bodega Films

main awards/selection

Biennale di Venezia 2011 Out of Competition

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