On a flyover on the outskirts of Rome, a boy holds a stone in his hand. Next to him, a young girl. They are waiting for a car to pass by. Alessandro is the teenage son of Andrea, a wealthy sacred articles dealer, and Deborah is the 16 years old daughter of Roberta, a woman trying to make ends meet.
|regia/director alberto bassetti
soggetto/subject alberto bassetti
sceneggiatura /screenplay alberto bassetti
fotografia/cinematographer giulio pietromarchi
montaggio/editing giuseppe pagano
scene / scene design ivana gargiulo
costumi / costume design caterina nardi, claudia vaccaro
musica / music tony esposito
cast/cast davide rossi, clio bassetti, graziano piazza, lorenzo de angelis
genere / genre drammatico
formato originale/original format 35 mm – color
durata/running time 81’
paese di produzione/country of production italia / italy
produzione/production ars millennia
distribuzione/distribution istituto luce
On a flyover on the outskirts of Rome, a boy holds a stone in his hand. Next to him, a young girl. They are waiting for a car to pass by. Alessandro is the teenage son of Andrea, a wealthy sacred articles dealer, and Deborah is the 16 years old daughter of Roberta, a woman trying to make ends meet, even working as a call girl. The two are (maybe) in love with each other, despite their differences.
Born in Rome in 1955, where he graduated in Letters, he makes his cinema debut with this film. Up to now he has worked in theatre as playwright and director. Characterised by strong social themes, his works have won many awards and have been brought to the stage by major theatre directors in Italy and abroad. With “La Tana” he won the Italian Drama Institute contest award (Premio Concorso Idi) in 1990 and again in 1995 with “La gabbia”. In the same year, Giorgio Albertazzi directed his work “Il girifalco dell’harem” at the Taormina Festival. In 1995 he received the Giuseppe Fava Award for “Sopra e sotto il ponte”. In 2003 “Il Ventre” with Isabel Russinova made its debut at the Taormina Festival, for which he also wrote the monologue “Ferro e Cuore” which continues its tour in 2006. He is currently co-directing the Festival Quartieri of the Arts and the “boccascena” series of plays for publishing house Edizioni Interculturali.
2005 Sopra e sotto il ponte (lungometraggio, feature film)