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by Michele Pennetta


In a deep and abandoned Sicily Oscar, the son of a junk dealer, and Stanley, a young immigrant, live on the margins of society. Oscar and his older brother Roberto work with their father, collecting scrap metal from illegal landfills. Each metal has its own value and the Oscar family survives by transforming other people's waste into a new bargaining chip. It is a grueling job. Oscar and Roberto are linked by a common story but the eldest, committed to excel to survive, escapes the role of ally, leaving Oscar alone. For Stanley the worst seems to be behind him: a small apartment for himself, a twoyear residence permit and a friend with whom to share some food and memories. He could leave Sicily and try his luck in a country that gives him a real chance, but something keeps him in this limbo. A seasonal job takes him to the deep hinterland, in lands of old abandoned mines and pastures. In this forgotten place, between debris and scrap metal, the solitudes of Oscar and Stanley will touch for a brief moment.

original title: Il mio corpo
country: Switzerland, Italy
sales agent: Sweet Spot Docs
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Michele Pennetta
film run: 82'
release date: UK 11/12/2020, FR 26/05/2021
cinematography by: Paolo Ferrari
film editing: Orsola Valenti, Damian Plandolit
producer: Joëlle Bertossa, Giovanni Pompili
production: Close Up Films, Kino Produzioni, RAI Cinema, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana
distributor: Nour Films, Sister Distribution, Curzon Artificial Eye, Antani Distribuzione

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