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CAIMAN, THE
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CAIMANO, IL
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Sacher Film, Bac Films (Paris), Stephan Films (Paris), France 3 Cinema (Paris), supported by Wild Bunch, Canal+, Cinecinema
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Italy/France
year:
2006
film run:
112'
format:
35mm - colour
release date:
24/03/2006
festival & awards:
LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008: Retrospective 2008 Nanni Moretti
KINOMANIA 2007: Italian cinema
BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2006: Film on the Square
DAVID DI DONATELLO 2006: Best Feature FIlm, Best Director, Best Producer, Best Actor (Silvio Orlando), Best Music (Franco Piersanti), Best Natural Sound (Alessandro Zanon)
FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2006: In Competition
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA 2006: Cinema of the World
STOCKHOLM ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2006: New Millennium
TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2006: Special Programmes
NASTRI D'ARGENTO 2007: Best Producer (Nanni Moretti, Angelo Barbagallo); Best Actor (Silvio Orlando)
Bankrupt in his professional and personal life, Z-grade movie producer Bruno Bonomo – responsible in the past for such evocatively-titled offerings as “Mocassin Assassins” and “Maciste vs. Freud” – is finding it impossible to raise the finance for his latest project, “The Return of Christopher Columbus”. Entangled in debts and his own weaknesses, struggling with a capsizing marriage and his wayward kids, Bruno is going under. By chance, he meets a young director who gives him her script, The Caiman. At first Bruno takes it for a half-hearted thriller ; a more careful - if belated - reading reveals a film about Berlusconi. No longer can he stand back. He must set up the production, find the lead actor, sort out the financing of the film – all the while trying to pick up the pieces of his broken relationship. Yet in the midst of endless setbacks and problems, a new spirit is awakened in Bruno Bonomo, and with it, the assertion of his dignity. Washed up as he seems, he finds within himself the desire and the energy to see through to its end this project, which arrived by chance but which now, he sees as a matter of life and death. This man, washed up as he seemed, finds within himself the energy to pursue the project to its end – what came to Bruno as the result of pure chance has become in his eyes a matter of life and death.
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