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by Giovanni Veronesi


Every year five hundred thousand young people leave Italy and flee overseas. They call it “brain drain” but among the new emigrants there are a lot of ordinary young people seeking their fortune. Sandro and Luciano are two of them. Sandro, 24, comes from Rome and is curious about his future but he doesn’t have a clear idea yet. He graduated a while ago and he may want to become a writer. He still lives with his parents and works as a casual. On his first evening shift as a waiter he meets Luciano, who is a little older than him and always earned his living. He is nice and elegant, looks a bit gay and his colleagues can’t help mocking him. Sandro is curious about him instead. Luciano is enigmatic to him. They become good friends after lots of lifts on his moped at the end of the evening shift. Sandro learns about Luciano’s plan. To start up a new business in Italy is a hopeless dream for young people. Now there’s a place instead where everything seems possible. It’s at your fingertips: Cuba. While his friends scrape out a living in London and his girlfriend is ready to start her career in the Silicon Valley, Sandro decides to split from her and set off for what it seems to be a real adventure together with Luciano.

international title: No Country for the Young
original title: Non è un paese per giovani
country: Italy, Spain
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Giovanni Veronesi
film run: 105'
release date: IT 23/03/2017
screenplay: Giovanni Veronesi, Andrea Paolo Massara, Ilaria Macchia
cast: Filippo Scicchitano, Giovanni Anzaldo, Sara Serraiocco, Sergio Rubini, Nino Frassica
cinematography by: Tani Canevari
film editing: Patrizio Marone
art director: Andrea Castorina
costumes designer: Valentina Monticelli
music: Negramaro
producer: Isabella Cocuzza, Antonia Nava, Arturo Paglia
production: Paco Cinematografica, Neo Art Producciones, RAI Cinema
distributor: 01 Distribution

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