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by Gianluca Maria Tavarelli


Based on a real life event, Qui non è il paradiso tells the story of the profoundly unsatisfying life of a Italian postal employee called Renato Sapienza (Fabrizio Gifuni) and his best friend, Walter (Valerio Binasco). The two decide that the only way they can ever change their lives for the better is by robbing a postal van and escape to Costa Rica.

international title: This Is Not Paradise
original title: Qui non è il paradiso
country: Italy
sales agent: Cecchi Gori Group
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Gianluca Maria Tavarelli
film run: 110'
release date: IT 15/09/2000
screenplay: Gianluca Maria Tavarelli, Leonardo Fasoli
cast: Fabrizio Gifuni, Erika Bernardi, Antonio Catania, Valerio Binasco, Ugo Conti, Riccardo Zinna, Riccardo Montanaro, Cesare Apolito, Roberta Lena, Adriano Pappalardo, Claudio Contartese
cinematography by: Pietro Sciortino
film editing: Marco Spoletini
art director: Paola Bizzarri
costumes designer: Lia Francesca Morandini
music: Ezio Bosso
producer: Vittorio Cecchi Gori
production: Cecchi Gori Group

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