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ESCAPE FROM THE CALL CENTER

by Federico Rizzo

synopsis

Badly paid temporary work with no prospects is known in Italy as precariato. Hundreds of thousands of young people have become victims of this particular consequence of the poor economic situation, forced to forget about “impractical” university education and take on menial positions, such as call-centre jobs. This is the fate of Gianfranco, a promising graduate of volcanology, he receives life’s first slap in the face in the form of a headset with microphone, with which, armed with a set of standard questions, he is forced to plough his way through a list of randomly selected homeowners, day after day. His girlfriend Marzia, an ambitious reporter, isn’t much better off as a switchboard operator for an erotic hotline...

international title: Escape from the Call Center
original title: Fuga dal Call Center
country: Italy
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Federico Rizzo
screenplay: Federico Rizzo, Emanuele Caputo, Nerina Fiumanò, Alessandro Leone
cast: Angelo Pisani, Isabella Tabarini, Natalino Balasso, Paolo Pierobon, Debora Villa, Peppe Voltarelli, Luigi Airoldi, Martin Giantullio
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Manuel Donninelli, Carlotta Cristiani, Valentina Andreoli
art director: Valentina Pavan, Alessio Baskakis
costumes designer: Antonella Frazzetta
producer: Franco Bocca Gelsi, Gianfilippo Pedote, Enzo Coluccio, Egidio Artaria, Gabriella Pedranti
production: Gagarin, Ardaco, Ester Productions, Orda D’oro Film, Adverteam, Augustuscolor, Lo Scrittoio, Pontaccio
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