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by Alberto Ferrari


In a small town, the preparations are underway for the most important event of the season, the human chess game , which each year is played against the neigbouring town. Everyone is involved : from Piero the butcher, to Olivia the perfume girl, from Guido the doctor to Ottavio the strategist and naturally Ale and Franz. Ale, is the owner of Hotel “Belvedere”, situated in the town's center square, and whose only concern is getting it upgraded. He is decisive, rational and realistic. His life however is complicated by the disturbing and opposing presence of his brother-in-law Franz, his wife Linda's brother, who lives with them. Franz is not exactly the brother-in-law everyone wants, he is rather eccentric, with his own very personal view on the world, and life in general. To add to this, he treacherously moves into the hotel using the excuse that he will be helping Ale. The relationship between the two is always on a thread, all it takes is a smile, a look, an answer from Franz to make Ale lose his temper. Their personal stories will be overwhelmed by the arrival of three dark figures, who will further complicate the lives these two protagonists, and get them involved in a surprising adventure.

original title: La terza stella
country: Italy
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Alberto Ferrari
film run: 98'
release date: IT 11/03/2005
screenplay: Alessandro Besentini, Francesco Villa, Alberto Ferrari, Stefano Sudriè
cast: Alessandro Besentini, Francesco Villa, Francesca Giovannetti, Marica Coco, Sergio Romano, Stefano Venturi, Petra Faksova
cinematography by: Giovanni Battista Marras
film editing: Alessio Doglione
art director: Enzo De Camillis
costumes designer: Stefano Giovani
music: Massimiliano Pani, Franco Serafini
producer: Marco Poccioni, Marco Valsania, Roberto Bosatra
production: Rodeo Drive, Sifulum, Medusa Film, Sky
distributor: Medusa Film

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