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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Nella mischia

Fortnight 1995, Feature film, 1h33

Synopsis

A group of 15 year-olds lives in a suburban district of Rome. To attract the attention of the others, the youngest, Lorenzo, makes up a story about one of their friends, who is said to be dying of a cancer… After some thought, the friends decide to convince a prostitute to spend a night with their friend before he dies… Two years later, the same “ragazzi”, the same district. While attempting to get rid of counterfeit money, they live by their wits, on petty theft, trying – unsuccesfully – to win their independence. Until the day Lorenzo, tired of moving crates of tomatoes, decides to steal them, giving the others a chance to run a profitable business without a boss. This is simple narrative thread around which the life of these growing “ragazzi” gets organized.

Director

Gianni Zanasi

He was born in Italia. He graduated in philosophy and studied drama at the Colli Theater. He studied direction with Nanni Moretti and Nikita Mikkhalkov. He was assistant director to Carlo Mazzacurati on Un’altra vita and made short and medium length films, awarded in Turin and Bellaria. Nella Mischia is his first feature film.

Andrea Proietti
Cristina Aubry
Daniela Ottobrini
Emiliano Cipolletti
Francesca Ottobrini
Giacomo Ciarrapico
Lorenzo Viaconzi
Malrico Gammarota
Marco Adamo
Valentina Sora

Screenplay
Gianni Zanasi

Image
Giulio Pietromarchi

Sound
Stefano Savino

Editing
Rita Rognoni

Music
Tiziano Popoli

Set decoration
Tommaso Bordone

Production : Axelotil Film, Rome, Italie – Pupkin Film Vente à l’étranger : SACIS, Rome, Italie

Title in Original Version : Dans la mêlée