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by Rä di Martino


A small crew is going around Marrakech and its surroundings looking for swimming pools as locations for the remake of an American movie in which a man crosses a county, pool by pool, to reach his home. Corrado, a ‘stand-in’, tries the shots to find the path through the city and the pools that the main character will run and swim through. While we observe his struggles, we start seeing the real actors and crew working on set between doubts and shouts. A film in an identity crisis looking for itself.

international title: The Stand-in
original title: La Controfigura
country: Italy, Switzerland, France
sales agent: Slingshot Films
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Rä di Martino
film run: 75'
screenplay: Rä di Martino, Marco Alessi
cast: Valeria Golino, Filippo Timi, Corrado Sassi, Younes Bouab, Nadia Kounda, Nisrine Adam, Ahmed Zaitouni
cinematography by: Gianclaudio Giacomini, Giulio Squillacciotti, Hasnae el Ouarga
film editing: Giogiò Franchini, Benedetta Marchiori
costumes designer: Grazia Materia
producer: Marco Alessi, Rä di Martino
production: Dugong Films, Produzioni Illuminati, In Between Art Film, Snaporazverein, Haut les mains
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