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by Claudio Cupellini


This is the story of two people who have nothing to their name but themselves. They have no roots, they don’t even have a place they can call home. They meet by chance on the rooftop of a hotel in Paris, and recognize each other at first sight: fragile, alone and obsessed with the idea of happiness that seems unattainable to them. Fausto is Italian but lives in Paris, and works as a waiter in a grand hotel. Nadine is a young Frenchwoman, who possesses the heart-rending beauty of a 20-year old. She is fragile yet determined, alive and vibrating as only a 20 year-old can be. Many are the obstacles and surprises that lie ahead for these young lovers.

international title: The Beginners
original title: Alaska
country: Italy, France
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Claudio Cupellini
film run: 125'
release date: IT 5/11/2015, FR 10/02/2016
screenplay: Claudio Cupellini, Filippo Gravino, Guido Iuculano
cast: Elio Germano, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Valerio Binasco, Paolo Pierobon, Marco D'Amore, Roschdy Zem, Nicola Sisti Ajmone, Stefano Fregni
cinematography by: Gergely Pohárnok
film editing: Giuseppe Trepiccione
art director: Paki Meduri
costumes designer: Mariano Tufano
music: Pasquale Catalano
producer: Marco Cohen, Fabrizio Donvito, Benedetto Habib, Xavier Rigault, Marc-Antoine Robert
production: Indiana Production Company, 2.4.7. Films, RAI Cinema
distributor: 01 Distribution, Bellissima Films

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