In this humorous contemplation on life, director Daniele Luchetti (Those Happy Years LIFF14) loosely adapts the short stories of Francesco Piccolo into a curiously charming metaphysical comedy starring Italian comedian and satirist Pierfrancesco “Pif” Diliberto (The Maﬁa Kills Only in Summer, LIFF14).
The ﬁlm follows our bumbling hero Paolo (Pif) who has driven through the same intersection on his scooter every day for years risking a red light for his daily bravado. That is, until one day when he is inevitably hit by a car! When he arrives at the entry point of his afterlife, due to an administrative error, he is granted another 92 minutes of life on earth. At this point, Paolo ﬁnds himself grappling with his past and how to best spend these last moments on Earth. As he reﬂects on both the profound and insigniﬁcant moments of his existence, he discovers what really shape our daily lives, our relationships, and who we are.
Luchetti mixes his bittersweet style with Pif’s unmistakable, sharp-witted comic timing and a lively performance by Italian musician-turned-actress Thony in this entertaining Palermo-set charmer.
Daniele Luchetti started his career as assistant director and actor in ﬁlms by Nanni Moretti. It's Happening Tomorrow (1988) was his directorial debut, which received special mention at the Cannes Film Festival and won a David di Donatello Award for Best Feature Debut. His eighteen feature ﬁlms include previous LIFF hits My Brother Is An Only Child (2007), La nostra vita
(2010), and Those Happy Years (2013).