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by Paolo Franchi


Forty year-old Bruno Ledeux, seen sitting across from the doctor, gives the impression of a man who is no longer young but not yet old.Condemned to remain nothing more than a son, he begins his downward slide, as if a fog had shut him in a cage from which there is no escape. Bruno can never have children .He says nothing about this diagnosis to Anne, his beloved wife. Nor does he tell her about a large debt he has taken out. It is as if Bruno were a man without any qualities or talents. A mediocre man who has lost all pride. Though now everything appears hazy in his memory. Like a river that flows peacefully, showing no signs of the hidden currents at work below. But at times those currents can return to the surface. Without warning.

international title: Fallen Heroes
original title: Nessuna qualità agli eroi
country: Italy, Switzerland, France
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Paolo Franchi
film run: 102'
release date: IT 28/03/2008
screenplay: Paolo Franchi, Daniela Ceselli, Michele Pellegrini
cast: Bruno Todeschini, Elio Germano, Irène Jacob, Maria De Medeiros, Paolo Graziosi, Mimosa Campironi, Rinaldo Rocco, Alexandra Stewart
cinematography by: Cesare Accetta
film editing: Alessio Doglione
art director: Gianmaria Cau
costumes designer: Grazia Colombini
music: Martin Wheeler
producer: Beppe Caschetto, Anastasia Michelagnoli, Donatella Botti, Elda Guidinetti, Andres Pfaeffli
production: I.T.C. Movie, Bianca Film, Ventura Film
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Rai Cinema, RTI – RTSI Televisione Svizzera
distributor: Bim Distribuzione

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Venice 2007 Official Competition

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