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PIETRO

by Daniele Gaglianone

synopsis

Pietro lives in an anonymous suburb. He earns a bit of cash distributing fliers in the street. His home is the old, now dilapidated apartment left him by his parents. His entire family is comprised of his brother, Francesco, who shares the apartment. Their relationship is fraught: Francesco is a drug addict, with unbreakable ties to his pusher “friend” NikiNiki and his group of cronies. The only way in which Pietro seems able to keep in touch with his brother is by playing along with the role of retarded clown with which he’s been saddled by the band of buddies. Every day Pietro has to put up with the insults of his brother and his friends, as well as with harassment at work from his violent, shady employer. Something seems to be changing when he meets a girl at work, but it doesn’t last. Pietro introduces the girl during yet another of the same old evenings, and things immediately turn sour. For Pietro, this will be the last straw.

original title: Pietro
country: Italy
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Daniele Gaglianone
film run: 80'
release date: IT 20/08/2010
screenplay: Daniele Gaglianone
cast: Pietro Casella, Francesco Lattarulo, Fabrizio Nicastro, Carlotta Saletti, Diego Canteri, Giuseppe Mattia
cinematography by: Gherardo Gossi
film editing: Enrico Giovannone
art director: Lina Fucà
costumes designer: Lina Fucà
music: Evandro Fornasier, Walter Magri, Mario Actis, Plus
production: Babydoc film, La Fabbrichetta
distributor: Lucky Red
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