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by Toni Trupia


A migration story, set in 1962. The title, in fact, means "italianacci", one of the many derogatory which had appealed Italians emigrated to Germany. The film chronicles the journey of Pietro, a nine year old boy orphan of his mother, who departs from his small town in Trentino to look for his emigratede father. Accompanying him on this journey, tough but full of discoveries, is Benito, a penniless Italian who, in spite of himself, thanks to Pietro, will discover what it means to be a father. In the background of the main story, the world of Italian immigrants in Germany and their hopes for a better future.

original title: Itaker
country: Italy, Romania
sales agent: Intramovies
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Toni Trupia
film run: 98'
release date: IT 29/11/2012
screenplay: Toni Trupia, Michele Placido, Leonardo Marino
cast: Francesco Scianna, Michele Placido, Monica Bârlădeanu, Tiziano Talarico, Angela Demattè, Alessio Della Costa, Milena Lunelli, Gelsomina Bassetti
cinematography by: Arnaldo Catinari
film editing: Consuelo Catucci
art director: Nino Formica
costumes designer: Andrea Cavalletto
music: Marco Biscarini, Davide Cavuti
producer: Federica Vincenti, Bobby Păunescu
production: Goldenart Production, Mandragora Movies, RAI Cinema
backing: Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per il cinema, Trentino Film Commission
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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