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Michele Placido shoots 7 minuti

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- Filming started yesterday on the actor and director’s new film, co-produced by France and Switzerland and starring 11 women including Ambra Angiolini, Cristiana Capotondi and Fiorella Mannoia

Michele Placido shoots 7 minuti
Director Michele Placido

The first clapperboard slammed yesterday in Latina for Michele Placido and his new feature film, entitled 7 minuti [+see also:
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(lit. 7 Minutes). The film, which the actor and director of Romanzo criminale [+see also:
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wrote together with playwright Stefano Massini (the author of, among others, Lehman Trilogy, which was brought to the stage by Luca Ronconi), stars 11 women and is based on a true story. The cast features Ambra Angiolini, Cristiana Capotondi, singers Fiorella Mannoia and Maria Nazionale, Violante Placido, French actress Clémence Poésy, Swiss actress Sabine Timoteo and Ottavia Piccolo, with a special guest appearance by Anne Consigny

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This is first time that Placido has decided to tackle a social issue: the film is based on true events in a French factory in the 1950s, although the story has been transposed to modern-day Italy. The topic of the film is work and rights, and is explored through the decision that the 11 women on the board of a textiles factory must take on behalf of some 200 workers: to sacrifice seven minutes of their lunch break every day to try and stop their colleagues from being fired.

7 minuti will be filmed entirely in Latina for six weeks. The film is being produced by Federica Vincenti for Goldenart Production in co-production with Manny Films (France) and Ventura Film (Switzerland) and will be distributed by Koch Media. It is expected to land in theatres in May 2016.

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(Translated from Italian)

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