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Comedy, Italian-Style
An Almost Perfect Town

A quirky comedy from the screenwriter of Tale of Tales (LIFF15) and Gomorrah starring Silvio Orlando (The Young Pope). It’s a perfect comedy about an almost perfect town!

Pietramezzana, located high up in the stunning mountains of Southern Italy, has become a ghost town. Most of the young people have gone, leaving just a small group of ex-miners, unemployed after the closure of the local mine. But when the opening of a new factory is announced, it could be the solution to all the town’s problems. There cannot be a factory without a local doctor, and the only physician around is a yuppie plastic surgeon from the North – Dr. Gianluca Terragni (Fabio Volo, Weddings and Other Disasters LIFF10), who is stuck there temporarily. The miners must find a way to convince him to stay, but how could they ever make him forget all the comforts of a modern metropolis, such as wi-fi, sushi and jazz?

The determined villagers, led by the exuberant Domenico (Orlando) hatch a plan to convince him that theirs is truly the perfect town for him to live.

Director
Massimo Gaudioso
Cast
Fabio Volo, Silvio Orlando, Carlo Buccirosso, Nando Paone, Miriam Leone
Italian with English Subtitles | 2016 | 92 mins | Comedy
15+ (exemption)
Vivid photography and a fun and original story.
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Massimo Gaudioso
Director: Massimo Gaudioso

Massimo Gaudioso is a multi-award winning Neapolitan screenwriter, director and actor. Best known for writing Gomorrah, Tale of Tales and Reality, he got his start as a commercial director in Rome, before his debut with 1996’s 16mm black and white feature The Reel, which earned him the Golden Ciak Award for Best First Feature.

Accolades
WINNER
Best Film, Italian Film Festival USA 2017
NOMINATED
Best Adapted Screenplay, David di Donatello, 2017
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