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by Leonardo Di Costanzo


An old prison built in the 19th century, located in a remote and unspecified part of the Italian territory, is being decommissioned. As a result of bureaucratic holdups the transfers have been blocked and a dozen inmates are left, along with a few guards, waiting to be sent to new destinations. In a suspended atmosphere, the rules that keep them separate are slackened and new forms of relationship emerge among the remaining men.

international title: The Inner Cage
original title: Ariaferma
country: Italy, Switzerland
sales agent: Vision Distribution
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Leonardo Di Costanzo
film run: 117'
release date: IT 14/10/2021, ES 8/04/2022
screenplay: Leonardo Di Costanzo, Bruno Oliviero, Valia Santella
cast: Toni Servillo, Silvio Orlando, Fabrizio Ferracane, Salvatore Striano
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Carlotta Cristiani
art director: Luca Servino
costumes designer: Florence Emir
music: Pasquale Scialò
producer: Carlo Cresto-Dina, Michela Pini, Amel Soudani
production: Tempesta, Amka Films, RAI Cinema, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana, Vision Distribution
backing: Eurimages, Direzione generale Cinema e audiovisivo del Ministero della Cultura DGCA - MIC, UFC (Ufficio federale della cultura) (CH), Regione Sardegna (IT), Fondazione Sardegna FC (IT), Regione Lazio – Fondo Regionale per il Cinema (IT)
distributor: Vision Distribution, Alfa Pictures

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