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Basette

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Basette

Basette

original title:

BASETTE

directed by:

cinematography:

set design:

Valeria Zamagni

costume design:

producer:

Gabriele Mainetti, Emiliana De Blasio

country:

Italy

year:

2008

film run:

16'32"

format:

Super 16mm - colour

status:

Ready (17/07/2008)

festival & awards:

  • Italian Film Festival in Scotland 2009: Shorts
  • Maremetraggio 2009
  • Locarno International Film Festival 2008: Special Programme – “Auteur shorts”
  • Floridia Film Festival 2012
  • Monza Motor Film Festival 2011
  • Città in corto 2010
  • Tropea Film Festival 2009: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor
  • Festival del cinema invisibile 2009:
  • La 25° Ora Il cinema espanso 2008: Best Short Film, Mention for Screenplay, Best Actors
  • Sardinia Film Festival 2008: Best Short Film
  • Busho – Budapest Short Film Festival 2009
  • Est Film Festival 2009
  • Arcipelago Film Festival 2009
  • Circuito Off Venice International Short Film Festival 2009
  • CortiSonici 2009
  • Visioni Italiane - Officinema 2009
  • Per il Cinema Italiano 2009
  • Festival del Cinema Invisibile 2009
  • Corti da Sogni "Antonio Ricci" 2009
  • Timishort Film Festival 2009
  • Bolzano Short Film Festival 2009
  • Visioni Fuori Raccorto Film Festival 2009
  • Novara Cine Festival 2009
  • Milano Film Festival 2009
  • Italian Film & Art Festival 2009
  • Inventa un Film 2009
  • Lucania Film Festival 2009
  • Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio di Siena 2009
  • Clorofilla Film Festival 2009
  • Concorto Film Festival 2009
  • CinemadaMare 2009
  • Orvieto Corto Fest 2008
  • Salento Finibus Terrae 2008
  • Tuscia Film Festival 2008
  • Sardinia Film Festival 2008
  • Annas International Film Festival 2008

Antonio’s first day as a thief is a day marked by tears. During a raid at the big department store,Standa, his mother is arrested after getting caught red handed by one of the undercover store personnel. Twenty years later, Antonio together with his old group of friends tries to pull off “ the big break “. After small crimes and petty thefts, the time has come to hold up the Postal office, but things do not go as they planned. A police agent opens fire and the band ends up lying down bleeding on the sidewalk . Antonio would like to like to make his “getaway” smiling, but unable actually find something to smile about, he disguises himself as Lupin III, his cartoon hero and is readly to take off with his sweetheart.