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by Edoardo Morabito


Ghosts from the past and the present inhabit the old neighborhood of San Berillo, in Catania. It is 1958: while brothels are being shut down all over Italy, San Berillo is razed to the ground and its inhabitants are deported to the suburbs. A piece of the neighborhood, however, remains intact and thousands of prostitutes from all over Italy find shelter there, creating one of the biggest red light districts in the Mediterranean. Until 2000, when a police raid forces the neighborhood’s inhabitants to abandon their homes once again.

original title: I fantasmi di San Berillo
country: Italy
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Edoardo Morabito
film run: 74'
screenplay: Edoardo Morabito, Irma Vecchio
cast: Donatella Finocchiaro
cinematography by: Irma Vecchio
film editing: Edoardo Morabito
production: Lemur Films
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