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by Ivan Cotroneo


Every family has its secrets, but some are funnier than others. Naples, 1973. Nine-year-old Peppino Sansone has a big, chaotic family and an older cousin, Gennaro, who thinks he’s Superman. Peppino spends his days among the mad, colorful world of his young aunt Titina and uncle Salvatore, neighborhood dances, basement parties, women’s collectives, a home in which his mother has withdrawn into a mysterious silence, and a father who tries to distract him with pet fleas. But when Gennaro dies, Peppino’s imagination rewrites reality and brings him back to life, as if his cousin really was the superhero he always claimed to be. With the help of his imaginary friend, a Neapolitan Superman with shaky powers, Peppino will be able to face his family problems and better understand the adult world.

original title: La kryptonite nella borsa
country: Italy
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Ivan Cotroneo
film run: 98'
release date: IT 04/11/2011
screenplay: Monica Rametta, Ludovica Rampoldi, Ivan Cotroneo
cast: Valeria Golino, Cristiana Capotondi, Luca Zingaretti, Libero De Rienzo, Fabrizio Gifuni, Luigi Catani
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Giogiò Franchini
art director: Lino Fiorito
costumes designer: Rossano Marchi
music: Pasquale Catalano
producer: Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano
production: Indigo Film, RAI Cinema
backing: MiBAC - Direzione Generale per il Cinema
distributor: Lucky Red

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