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by Gianni Amelio


The film, adapted from La dismissione, a novel by Ermanno Rea, focuses on Vincenzo, a metallurgic worker who does not accept the fact that his factory has shut down and follows the machines up to Shanghai where they have been sold.

international title: The Missing Star
original title: La Stella che non c'é
country: Italy, France, Switzerland
sales agent: Lake Shore
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Gianni Amelio
film run: 104'
release date: IT 8/09/2006, FR 24/01/2007
screenplay: Gianni Amelio, Umberto Cantarello
cast: Sergio Castellitto, Angelo Costabile, Enrico Vanigiani, Roberto Rossi, Tai Ling, Hiu Sun Ha, Catherine Sng
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Simona Paggi
art director: Attilio Viti
costumes designer: Cristina Francioni
music: Claudio Piersanti
production: Cattleya, RAI Cinema, Achab Film, Babe (FR), Carac Film (CH), RTSI TS (CH), OAK3 Film (SG)
distributor: 01 Distribution, Magrytte Films (FR)
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