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Comedy, Italian-Style
I Can Quit Whenever I Want 2: Masterclass

A colourful and entertaining comedy, I Can Quit Whenever I Want 2: Masterclass is the must-see follow-up to 2014’s break-out success I Can Quit Whenever I Want (LIFF14 highlight), which was one of the year’s highest-grossing films and won the Italian Golden Globe for Best Comedy.

In the second instalment of a planned trilogy, the adventures of neurobiologist Pietro Zinni (Edoardo Leo, Perfect Strangers LIFF16) and his academic colleagues take an action-packed turn. In exchange for a clean criminal record, the team are asked to secretly collaborate with the police to stop a rapidly spreading smart drug scourge, however for this new task they’ll need back-up.

Tackling the issue of the “brain-drain” gripping Italy as scholars move abroad in search of work, Pietro recruits an anatomist living as a Muay Thai expert in Bangkok, an engineer selling ludicrous weapons in Nigeria and a lawyer specialising in canon law in the Vatican. Now the gang is reassembled and are off on a mission that will force them to become “the scholarly arm of the law”.

Director
Sydney Sibilia
Cast
Edoardo Leo, Valerio Aprea, Stefano Fresi, Libero De Rienzo
Italian with English Subtitles | 2017 | 118 mins | Comedy
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An action-comedy that harks back to the great classics (Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and the Italian crime films from the 1970s).
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Sydney Sibilia
Director: Sydney Sibilia

Born in 1981 in Salerno, Italy, Sydney Sibilia is an award-winning writer and director. He broke out with 2010’s Niente orchidee co-written and directed with brothers Simone Godano (Wife & Husband LIFF17) and Leonardo Godano, but is best known for I Can Quit Whenever I Want (LIFF14).

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