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by Agostino Ferrente, Giovanni Piperno


In Naples, time does't exist. This is a popular belief, a superstition, a good luck charm, a trick, a song. In Naples,you spend your time waiting, and then, all of a sudden, you spend it just remembering. So will the beautiful things arrive? Or have they already happened? We compare four lives in a Naples of 1999 - full of hope, and then today, in a totally paralyzed Naples. "Four Neapolitan youngsters give an insight into the burden of becoming adults: Fabio and Enzo, two twelve year-old boys, still children… And Adele and Silvana, two little women of fourteen… Four gazes full of beauty, sadness, ingenuity, fragility, fear, hope and cynicism.

original title: Le cose belle
country: Italy
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Agostino Ferrente, Giovanni Piperno
release date: IT 26/06/2014, FR 16/12/2015
cast: Enzo della Volpe, Fabio Rippa, Adele Serra, Silvana Sorbetti
cinematography by: Giovanni Piperno
film editing: Roberta Cruciani, Paolo Petrucci
producer: Donatella Botti, Antonella Di Nocera, Agostino Ferrente, Donatella Francucci, Giovanni Piperno
production: Bianca Film, Parallelo 41, Pirata M.C., Point Film
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Nour Films

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Biennale di Venezia 2012 Venise Nights

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