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31 October 2014

La Moglie del sarto (second feature)

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La Moglie del sarto

La Moglie del sarto

original title:

LA MOGLIE DEL SARTO

directed by:

cast:

Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Marta Gastini, Ernesto Mahieux, Tony Sperandeo, Aurora Quattrocchi, Pino Torcasio, Ninni Bruschetta, Claudio Botosso, Alessio Vassallo, Anna Scaglione, Elena Fonga, Massimiliano Dau, Carlo Fabiano, Salvatore Puntillo, Giacomo Battaglia, Gigi Miseferi, Alessio Vassallo, Pietro delle Piane, Anna Prete, Floriana Gentile, Giuseppe Sternativo

screenplay:

Massimo Scaglione, Rosaria Gaudio

cinematography:

costume design:

music:

Rosario Gaudio, Gaetano Romeo

production:

JC On the Road Pictures, supported by MiBACT, supported by Film Commission Calabria

country:

Italy

year:

2012

format:

colour

release date:

15/05/2014

festival & awards:

Rosetta (Maria Grazia CUCINOTTA) is a lively, charming and confident 42 years old southern flower of the Thyrrenian coast.
She’s happily living with her husband Edmondo. He’s the best tailor in all of Calabria. They’re both proud of their atelier and of their beautiful daughter Sofia(Marta GASTINI). With the sudden death of Edmondo, at the apex of artistic and economic success, Sofia and Rosetta are left alone by all their relatives and supposed friends; so they throw themselves in the only resource that life has left them: to keep the tailor shop working.
But to work in contact with men, their comeliness, their independence, start an uncontrollable number of wild speculations: the shop would really be the front for a brothel.
Adelina( Aurora QUATTROCCHI), a family friend, keen to help the widow, arranges the marriage between Sofia and a handsome young puppeteer(Alessio VASSALLO), but will this really solve their problems? As the three are finally parting ways, under the threat of impending economic disaster, Rosetta reveals she’s pregnant binding the trio even closer in spite of doubts and tribulations. Who’s son will it be?
Our story revolves around the tailor shop and our main characters, as well as the small town’s inhabitants. (Ernesto MAHIEUX as the Bartender, Ninni Bruschetta as Counselor Cordaro, Tony SPERANDEO as the Maestro Puppetteer and Claudio BOTOSSO as the Piemontese) The townspeople turn into the trio’s persecutors but their try at cruelty is undermined by their clumsiness and inherent incompetence. It all makes for a rather fresh and enjoyable storyline, veined by sulphurous wisdom.