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by Piero Tomaselli


The “Capitano” is an autistic, disreputable, quick-tempered, chain-smoking fisherman who lives alone in his hut near the Marano lagoon. A few years ago he decided to live as a recluse and now leads a ritualised life apart from civilisation. One day he discovers on the beach a young girl who obviously just barely escaped death. Because the girl does not speak and is apparently suffering from amnesia, he decides to offer her shelter in his home.

original title: Velma
country: Italy
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Piero Tomaselli
film run: 95'
screenplay: Piero Tomaselli
cast: Gianmarco Tognazzi, Giorgio Monte, Manuel Buttus, Camilla Zanoner
cinematography by: Alberto Marchiori
film editing: Gianmaria Scibilia
art director: Katia Bonaventura
music: Andrea Fontana, Gianluca Ballarin
producer: Vittorio Giacci, Manuel Buttus
production: ACT Multimedia, Prospettiva T
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