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This Italian drama follows the exploits of two Albanian immigrants struggling to establish themselves in bustling Rome. Their story began as one of three stories in director Matteo Garrone's debut feature Matteo Garrone (1996). Protagonists, Gherti (Julian Sota) and Ghini (Llazar Sota) live in a crowded flat with their uncle, and they work in a restaurant. The two find their living arrangements unsuitable, so their boss attempts to help them by suggesting that they move in with his friend, known only as The Photographer (Corrado Sassi). It's a nice place, but the brothers find the small neighborhood intimidating. Eventually, Gherti tires of his brother's domineering ways and leaves him. Soon afterward, Gherti becomes friends with Lino, who came from Sardinia thirty years before. Several years ago, Lino's wife went mad and disappeared; he fears she has drowned. The film played at the 1998 Venice Film Festival where director Garrone received a FEDIC Award - Special Mention and a Runner(s) up Kodak Award. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast

Julian Sota
as Gherti
Llazar Sota
as Ghini
Corrado Sassi
as The Photographer
Pasqualino Mura
as The Doorman
Paola Rota
as The Veterinarian
Gianni di Gregorio
as The Restaurant Owner
Maria Ramires
as Maria

Crew

Matteo Garrone
Director
Matteo Garrone
Producer
Matteo Garrone
Screenwriter
Attilio Caselli
Screenwriter
Marco Onorato
Cinematographer
Marco Spoletini
Editor
Matteo Garrone
Production Designer
Matteo Garrone
Costume Designer
Fabio Santesarti
Sound/Sound Designer
Gianni di Gregorio
First Assistant Director
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