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22 January 2017

Gente dei bagni

original title:

GENTE DEI BAGNI

cinematography:

music:

Matteo Castellano

producer:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2015

film run:

59'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (12/01/2015)

festival & awards:

A small red-brick building stands out with a big neon light: ‘bagni’ (bath). This is the last public bath in the city where everybody can take a shower. It's a microcosm of people's stories told during one of the most intimate moment of their routine: the personal hygiene.
It’s a meeting place for people coming from very different social environment who, however, have the same needs. It’s a conflict place, where poverty takes the features of violence and anger. It’s an integration place because, where poverty dwells, sharing and altruism are values for a rebirth.