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The Second Time

The Second Time

A Feature film by Mimmo Calopresti

Release in France : 10/05/1996

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution (4)

Co-productions :

Banfilm, Arte France Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

The Works

Foreign production company :

Sacher Films S.V.I.

French distribution :

Bac Films Distribution

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Alberto Sajevo, a university teacher in Turin, happens to cross paths with the young woman, Lisa Venturi, who tried to assassinate him twelve years earlier. He recognises her instantly but she doesn't. She has put her terrorist past behind her. They meet again. Lisa pretends to be just an ordinary office worker. Albert pretends to believe her, although he knows she has to report back to prison every evening. He wants an answer to the question which has obsessed him for the past twelve years : "Why me?".


Unifrance : "How did you meet Nanni Moretti ?"
Nella Banfi, producer : "We met in 1986 when one of his films, "Bianca", was first distributed in France. I suggested that he set up his own production company and he agreed, on condition that I did it with him. That was how I came to set up Banfilm and switched from film distribution to production."

Unifrance : "What films have you produced together ?
Nella Banfi : "Palombella Rossa" (1989), "Il port aborse" (1991), "Dear Diary" (1993) and "La Seconda volta".

Unifrance : "What is your favorite memory of your working partnership ?"
Nella Banfi : "The screening of the first cut of "Palombella rossa". I realised then how lucky I was to be working with someone so talented. It was sheer bliss. Whenever I'm tempted to give the whole thing up, I think back to that time."

Full credits (10)

Screenwriters :

Heidrun Schleef, Mimmo Calopresti, Francesco Bruni

Director of Photography :

Alessandro Pesci

Press Attaché (film) :

Laurence Granec

Production Designer :

Guiseppe Gaudino

Costume designer :

Lina Nerli-Taviani

Co-producer :

Nella Banfi

Sound Recordist :

Alessandro Zanon

Editor :

Claudio Cormio

Music Composer :

Franco Piersanti

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

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Feature film

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Italy, France

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Minority French (Italy, France)

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1 h 20 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1996

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1996)


Official Competition - Feature Films