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THE STONE EATER

by Nicola Bellucci

synopsis

Cesare, a former bootlegger and human trafficker, finds the murdered body of his nephew Fausto in a remote Piedmont valley. Cesare himself introduced Fausto to the business of smuggling. The two men lost contact, since Fausto decided to specialize in mostly drug trafficking from Italy to Switzerland. Cesare refused to be involved in this dirty business any further, and from then on preferred to live on a day-to-day basis of occasional jobs.

international title: The Stone Eater
original title: Il Mangiatore di pietre
country: Switzerland, Italy
sales agent: Coccinelle Film Placement
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Nicola Bellucci
film run: 109'
release date: IT 18/07/2019
screenplay: Hans W. Geißendörfer, Marco Colli, Nicola Bellucci
cast: Luigi Lo Cascio, Ursina Lardi, Bruno Todeschini, Vincenzo Crea, Lidiya Liberman, Antonio Zavatteri, Leonardo Nigro, Paolo Graziosi, Emiliano Audisio, Elena Radonicich
cinematography by: Simon Guy Fässler
film editing: Roberto Missiroli
art director: Sara B. Weingart
costumes designer: Nicoletta Taranta
music: Teho Teardo
producer: Pascal Traechslin, Enzo Porcelli
production: Cineworx Filmproduktion GmbH, Achab Film, RAI Cinema
backing: MiBAC (IT), RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera (CH), Film Commission Torino Piemonte (IT)
distributor: Achab Film, Cineworx Gmbh
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