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by Fabrizio Maria Cortese


Felice Castriota is an accountant from Salento, impulsive and superficial. The lust for money made him launder for racket organizations and he has then been convicted. When the General Attorney proposes him, instead of jail, to be given in custody to the social services, Felice obviously accepts the offer and denounce ‘U’Pacciu, the boss for whom he laundered the money. At the Don Guanella center Felice has to face a reality that is completely different from the one he belongs to: he is a superficial man, used to a luxurious life-style and now meets people with physical and mental disabilities. Crisis, diapers to be changed and problems of interaction become parts of his every day life. Aided by having fell for Giulia, the psychologist of the center, Felice starts to feel part of a big family and finally becomes what he has never been: an actual man. But the past is not over yet…

international title: Ho amici in paradiso
original title: Ho amici in paradiso
country: Italy
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Fabrizio Maria Cortese
film run: 95'
release date: IT 2/02/2017
screenplay: Fabrizio Maria Cortese, Alessandro Capone, Stefano Piani, Giulia Lusetti
cast: Valentina Cervi, Fabrizio Ferracane, Antonio Catania, Antonio Folletto, Enzo Salvi, Christian Iansante, Gianluca D'Ercole, Giustina Buonomo, Emanuela Garruccio, Mario Lucarelli, Erica Black, Rosario Altavilla, Giampiero Mancini, Cristian Mazzotta, Stefano Scarfini, Gabriele Dentoni, Daniela Cotogni, Giorgio Mazzarese, Michele Iannaccone, Mariano Belvedere, Paolo Mazzarese, Daniele Pio, Paolo Silo
cinematography by: Andrea Busiri Vici D'Arcevia
film editing: Fabio Loutfy
art director: Anna Forletta
costumes designer: Maurizio Basile
music: Stefano Caprioli
producer: Antonello Maria Cortese
production: Golden Hour Films, RAI Cinema, Opera Don Guanella di Roma
backing: Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo
distributor: Microcinema
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