Il posto dell’anima

A branch of a US multinational tyre manufacturer is shutting down and announces officially that all employees will be made redundant. Most of them come from the same small mountain village…

 

Director: Riccardo Milani
Screenplay: Domenico Starnone, Riccardo Milani
Cinematographer: Arnaldo Catinari
Music: Leandro Piccioni
Cast: S. Orlando, M. Placido, P. Cortellesi, C. Santamaria, I. Piro, F. Pistilli
Format: 35 Mm.
Duration: 106’
Producer: Albachiara E Raicinema
Distribution: 01 Distribution

 

BIOGRAPHY
Riccardo Milani entered the world of cinema as an assistant to Mario Monicelli in 1985, also working with F. Vancini, A. Monda, D. Luchetti, and N. Moretti up until 1994. He made his directing debut with Auguri professore, the sequel to La scuola, a bittersweet critique of Italian schooling at the turn of the century, directed by D. Luchetti in 1994. In 1999 he directed his second film, La guerra degli Anto’, then in 2001 he made his TV debut with the movie Il sequestro Soffiantini. He has also directed several commercials and short films. 

SYPNOSIS
A branch of a US multinational tyre manufacturer is shutting down and announces officially that all employees will be made redundant. Most of them come from the same small mountain village. The refuse to back down and react with an internet site and by occupying the factory. The case passes from local TV to regional news and is eventually acknowledged nationwide. Tied up in the story are the personal lives of the workers and their families: Antonio dreams of returning to his homeland with his partner, who now works in Milan; Salvatore, a trade unionist, has a troubled relationship with his unemployed 18-year-old son; Mario seeks an alternative to a life of factory labour, joining some wives who make fresh pasta.

 

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