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Magari is a sentimental comedy, the story of three tight-knit siblings, Alma, Jean and Sebastiano who live in Paris, in the safe, albeit bizarre, bourgeois world of their Russian-Orthodox mother. One day they are suddenly packed and sent off into the arms of their absent, unconventional and completely broke Italian father Carlo, who has no idea how to look after himself, let alone his kids. During a Christmas holiday spent at a beach house with Carlo and his writing partner Benedetta, a moment in which their true lives are momentarily suspended, family tensions bubble to the surface. Carlo uncovers a dark side to his former wife and proves to his children that he is indeed an unreliable father, but also an incredibly charismatic one. And, despite the daily challenges and tensions, young Alma still firmly believes that one day – OH, IF ONLY! – her family will be united again, just like it used to be.