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Voyage secret

Voyage secret

A Feature film by Roberto Ando

Release in France : 14/07/2010

    Synopsis

    It's the story of a reconstruction, that of a criminal and tragic event, but also that of a life that Leo Ferri, a psychoanalyst in his forties, will undertake. To save a secret, he must cope with a voyage to Sicily.

    His journey is that of a return to the past, for he'd fled from the country 25 years earlier with his little sister Ale. The journey allows him to carry out a lucid reconstruction of the crime that put an end to their childhood and their family history. The occasion to undertake such a journey arrives out of the blue: Ale, his superb sister, has met Harold, a famous Serbian artist, who wants to marry her.

    This is an important event, but also a traumatic one, because there exists between brother and sister a bond so strong and close that the idea of marriage had never entered their minds.
    What's more, Harold has decided to offer his house in Sicily as a wedding present to his future wife. It's the house from which Leo and Ale had fled, the one where "that" took place. Anna, a thirty-year-old Sicilian living alone with her daughter, will mediate this transaction. Leo, who was not supposed to know a thing, nevertheless learns of the situation purely by chance, thanks to someone who suddenly appears from this buried past.

    Leo, who doesn't drive and can't cope with plane travel, is obliged to return to Sicily. As time goes by, painful memories emerge in the very place where the drama took place. In this sprawling house in the countryside surrounding Syracuse, the mother was killed by the father. It happened here, in this house that Harold wants to buy without Ale knowing. It's an impossible transaction that Leo must prevent, without upsetting the fragile equilibrium that has entered the lives of he and his sibling.

    Like all journeys, this one will allow the protagonists to leave behind the vestiges of the mysterious past, and to set foot in an unknown land where giving a new meaning to life is at last possible.

    This journey is also a journey through today's Italy, of which Sicily is the most contradictory stage. The impression of being reborn, which invades the atmosphere, stems from the anxious, troubled climate of our country, but also from the indestructible desire to rebuild.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Manigolda Film

    French distribution :

    Albany Films Distribution

    Foreign production companies :

    Medusa film, Rodeo drive

    Photos (7)

    Full credits (10)

    Author of original work :

    Josephine Hart

    Director of Photography :

    Maurizio Calvesi

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Vila

    Production Designer :

    Giovanni Carluccio

    Costume designer :

    Gemma Mascagni

    Screenwriters :

    Roberto Ando, Salvatore Marcarelli

    Sound recordist :

    Andrea Moser

    Editor :

    Jacopo Quadri

    Music Composer :

    Marco Betta

    Location Manager :

    Luigi Lagrasta

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Travel

    Production language :

    Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    2010

    French release :

    14/07/2010

    Runtime :

    1 h 43 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    118.078

    Approval :

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD