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  • Date: May 18, 2013
  • Time: 12:00 AM

About the Film

  • Duration: 111 min
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 2008
  • Director: Giulio Manfredonia
  • Music Director: Aldo De Scalzi
  • Producer: Angelo Rizzoli
  • Photography: Roberto Forza
  • Writers: Fabio Bonifacci, Giulio Manfredonia
  • Stars: Anita Caprioli, Claudio Bisio, Giuseppe Battiston

Nello, a Milanese businessman who has lost his job, finds himself managing a cooperative of former mental patients, relocated after the Italian state closed the country’s psychiatric hospitals under the Basaglia Law. A strong believer in the dignity of work, Nello encourages every cooperative member to learn a trade in order to free themselves from their dependence on charity handouts, inventing a role for each of them that is amazingly adapted to their abilities though it could end up in conflict, with the inevitable human and tragic-comic contradictions in play.