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ITALIAN MOVIES

by Matteo Pellegrini

synopsis

Cleaners, emigrants from all over the world, work in night shift at studio sound stages where Italian soap operas are filmed. Once they find unlocked one of the doors to rooms where cameras and shooting equipment is stored. And Hindu Dilip stumbles on a great idea: to film his friend’s wedding ceremony as a gift to him. Quite soon this idea becomes the second source of income for the whole shift team of cleaners and changes their lives forever. After many ceremonies and guest nights they decide to use the empty sound stages at night to film the real stories of real people. The TV «soap» during the day and the real life stories at night… A small screw in the huge television machine. But how long will it last?

original title: Italian Movies
country: Italy, Russian Federation
sales agent: Intramovies
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Matteo Pellegrini
film run: 99'
release date: IT 04/07/2013
screenplay: Matteo Pellegrini, Paolo Rossi, Giovanna Mori
cast: Filippo Timi, Aleksey Guskov, Neil D'Souza, Michele Venitucci, Eriq Ebouaney, Melanie Gerren, Anita Kravos, Michele Di Mauro
cinematography by: Umberto Manente
film editing: Biagio Emilio Bodriti
art director: Mauro Radaelli
costumes designer: Ornella Campanale
music: Mario Mariani
producer: Benedetto Habib, Fabio Cacciatori, Yury Krestinskiy
production: Indiana Production Company, Lumiq Studios, Trikita Entertainment/Russia
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per il cinema, Film Commission Torino Piemonte
distributor: Eagle Pictures
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