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by Alicia Scherson


The story follows two teenage brothers, who after unexpectedly becoming orphans, become more and more entangled in a life of crime and prostitution. They are encouraged in this by two little delinquents who pretend to be their friends. An encounter with a well-known actor whose stardom is declining will change the course of their lives forever. Based on Roberto Bolaño’s last novel, “Una Novelita Lumpen".

international title: The Future
original title: Il futuro
country: Italy, Chile, Germany
sales agent: Visit Films/New York
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Alicia Scherson
film run: 94'
release date: DE 12/09/2013, IT 19/09/2013, NL 12/12/2013
screenplay: Alicia Scherson, based on the novel by Robert Bolaño
cast: Nicolas Vaporidis, Manuela Martelli, Luigi Ciardo, Rutger Hauer, Alessandro Giallocosta
cinematography by: Ricardo de Angelis
art director: Tim Pannen
music: Eduardo Henriquez, Caroline Chaspoul
producer: Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen, Mario Mazzarotto, Emanuele Nespeca
co-producer: Luis Ángel Ramírez, Alvaro Alonso
production: Pandora Film Produktion, Movimento Film, Jirafa, Astronauta
backing: MEDIA Programme, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per il cinema, Regione Lazio, Roma Lazio Film Commission
distributor: Real Fiction Filmverleih, Movimento Film, Imagine
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main awards/selection

Sundance Film Festival 2013 
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013 
Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse 2013 
San Francisco International Film Festival 2013 
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013 
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2013 
Jameson Cinefest International Film Festival 2013 
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2013 
Vancouver International Film Festival 2013 
Amazonas Film Festival 2013 

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