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Fondamenta delle convertite

Fondamenta delle convertite

A Feature film by Penelope Bortoluzzi

Production year : 2008

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One year in Venice women’s prison. Everyday life in the corridors and common spaces of this former monastery overlooking the lagoon. Cells are closed at night but open all day long and a "nursery floor" is devoted to prisoners with children.
Inmates from Italy, the Balkans, Caribbean, Nigeria, and gypsy camps, together with their children and the wardens must endure permanent promiscuity, each trying to manage their way through wants, friendships, hierarchy, power games and imposed roles.

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Full credits (4)

Executive Producer :

Penelope Bortoluzzi

Sound recordist :

Penelope Bortoluzzi

Director of photography :

Penelope Bortoluzzi

Editors :

Penelope Bortoluzzi, Cathie Dambel

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

France, Italy

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French release :

Runtime :

1 h 57 min

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Approval :

Production formats :

Mini DV

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