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MADE IN ITALY

by Stéphane Giusti

synopsis

Thirty-five-year-old Luca Morandi is a young writer in search of inspiration, success and love. He is an adult, without really feeling like one; he is always looking back on the blessed childhood he spent in Italy, with a whimsical, wonderful father, like a character in a fantasy world. At least that’s what he believes... When his father – a plastic surgeon in Turin – dies suddenly, Luca goes to the funeral with his sister Isabella. But the burial turns into a nightmare involving widows, half-widows, mistresses, new brothers and sisters, enormous debts and a "Berlusconised" Italy. Luca rediscovers the country of his childhood and his legendary father through adult eyes. From hatred to love, from resentment to forgiveness, Luca redefines his sense of his own identity and existence and reconciles the France within him with his native Italy. In a word, he grows up and finally becomes an adult.

international title: Made in Italy
original title: Made in Italy
country: France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Stéphane Giusti
film run: 86'
release date: FR 02/07/2008
cast: Gilbert Melki, Amira Casar, Caterina Murino, Françoise Fabian, Vittoria Scognamiglio, Elli Medeiros
cinematography by: Stéphane Cami
film editing: Fabrice Rouaud
art director: Isabelle Quillard
costumes designer: Catherine Rigault
producer: Marie Masmonteil, Denis Carot
production: Elzévir Films, France 3 Cinéma, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Canal+, CinéCinémas
distributor: Pyramide Distribution
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