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Fondamenta delle convertite

Fondamenta delle convertite

A Feature film by Penelope Bortoluzzi

Production year : 2008


    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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    Photos (3)

    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

    Original French-language productions :


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    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 57 min

    Current status :

    Approval :

    Production formats :

    Mini DV

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