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by Gianni Di Gregorio


There are plenty of things that Gianni, a married man who has recently retired, needs to think about, but love certainly isn’t one of them. Gianni lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in Rome. He spends his days walking his dog as well his attractive neighbour’s mutt, shopping for cleaning agents and food and – under his wife’s vigilant eye – paying the bills. But then one day Gianni’s old friend Alfonso tells him some astonishing things about his recent sexual escapades. Somehow Gianni seems to have ignored the fact that all his contemporaries are in the throes of reliving their youth. Even old Maurizio who always hangs out in a shell suit has found a younger woman. For this reason, Alfonso decides that it’s time that Gianni rejuvenated his love life and found himself a girlfriend. And yet, in spite of his best endeavours among all the fairer sex of his acquaintance, and a dose of Viagra, good old Gianni still seems to chug along like a rusty motor. Nonetheless, the spark plugs have indeed been ignited – one only wonders if and when the engine will begin turning over.

international title: The Salt Of Life
original title: Gianni e le donne
country: Italy
sales agent: Fandango
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Gianni Di Gregorio
film run: 90'
release date: IT 11/02/2011, BE 01/06/2011, FR 01/06/2011, HU 09/06/2011, PT 14/07/2011, GR 04/08/2011, UK 12/08/2011, NL 11/08/2011, ES 29/08/2011, DE 22/09/2011, RO 17/02/2012
screenplay: Gianni Di Gregorio
cast: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis Bendoni, Alfonso Santagata, Aylin Prandi
cinematography by: Gian Enrico Bianchi
film editing: Marco Spoletini
art director: Susanna Cascella
costumes designer: Silvia Polidori
music: Ratchev e Carratello
producer: Angelo Barbagallo
production: BiBi Film, Isaria Productions, RAI Cinema
distributor: 01 Distribution, Pyramide Distribution, Abc Distribution, Cinemien, Curzon Artificial Eye, Golem Distribución

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