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by Roberta Torre


Romea, a beautiful Nigerian princess who sells her body at night in Palermo. Giulietto is a street singer and is taken advantage of by everyone he knows. He suffers from nosy aunts, a fat fiancée and his idol is Little Tony dressed as the Italian version of Elvis. Giuletto falls in love with Romea. Everyone is plotting against everyone else in this film that is full of black and white magicians, false relatives, patron saints, fat odalisques, town councillors… a chaotic and noisy mix of colour and base instincts.

international title: South Side Story
original title: Sud side stori
country: Italy
sales agent: Adriana Chiesa Enterprises
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Roberta Torre
film run: 90'
release date: IT 22.09.00
screenplay: Roberta Torre, Franco Maresco, Francesco Suriano
cast: Forstine Ehobor, Roberto Rondelli, Mario Merola, Little Tony, Amaka Ej Indu, Kemi Toyin, Eleonora Teriaca, Rosa D’Alba, Giuseppa Vella
cinematography by: Daniele Ciprì
film editing: Giogiò Franchini
art director: Filippo Pecoraino, Roberta Torre
costumes designer: Alberto Spiazzi, Alessandro Lai, Claudio Cordaro
music: Roberta Torre, Nicola Zaccardi, Little Tony, Gino De Crescenzo
producer: Gherardo Pagliei, Elisabetta Riga
production: Gam Film, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e Turismo (MiBACT) - Direzione Generale per il Cinema
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà