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Made in Italy

Made in Italy

A Feature film by Stéphane Giusti

Produced by Elzévir Films

Release in France : 02/07/2008

    Synopsis

    A French writer born in Italy, Luca Morandi is forty years old and no longer knows where his allegiances lie. Should they be with France, his adopted country that fed, housed and raised him? Or should they be with Italy, his land of birth, a place idealized, fantasized about and made legendary as in a child’s dream? Today Luca is going through a crisis: he’s no longer Italian, no longer French, no longer anything.

    His father, a famous plastic surgeon, dies suddenly. Luca returns to Turin with his sister Isabella for the funeral. But the funeral, this mourning period that was supposed to make an adult of Luca, turns into a nightmare. He’s confronted by widows, unknown mistresses, new brothers and sisters, a mountain of debts, a changed, new, “Berlusconiland” Italy without a memory. Luca rediscovers the country of his childhood and, with it, his own life, but with an adult’s eyes. Nothing now exerts the spell it once did, except perhaps Lilla, his childhood sweetheart who he bumps into at a sports stadium. Luca tries, but doesn’t manage to mourn, constantly haunted by the shadow of this father so in love with life, women and red sports cars. From hatred to love, resentment to forgiveness, Luca must also redefine the rules and meanings of his own identity and existence, and reconcile the France that he carries inside himself with his native Italy. On both sides of the Alps, life is sweet and beautiful.

    Actors (10)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Elzévir Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    International releases (2)

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    Photos (6)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producers :

    Denis Carot, Marie Masmonteil

    Screenwriter :

    Stéphane Giusti

    Sound Recordist :

    Jérôme Aghion

    Press Attaché (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci

    Production Designer :

    Isabelle Quillard

    Costume designer :

    Catherine Rigault

    Assistant Director :

    Didier Carteron

    Director of Photography :

    Stéphane Cami

    Production Manager :

    Hervé Duhamel

    Editor :

    Fabrice Rouaud

    Music Composer :

    Lazare Boghossian

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    Italian

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    02/07/2008

    Runtime :

    1 h 26 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    117.830

    Visa issue date :

    09/06/2008

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (1)

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    Festival Selections (3)

    France Cinema Floride (Miami - Boca Raton) - 2008

    France Cinema Floride (Miami - Boca Raton) (United States, 2008)

    Selection (2)

    FRANCE CINEMA MIAMI

    FRANCE CINEMA BOCA RATON

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2008

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2008)

    Selection

    Official International Selection

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