Gabriele Salvatores, from the play by Trevor Griffiths with the same title
Indiana Production, Rai Cinema, supported by Ministero della Cultura, with the support of Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission
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Six aspiring comedians tired of the mediocrity of their lives are about to perform for the first time in a club. An examiner is attending the event, he will choose one of them to perform in a TV Show. For some of them this is the first real opportunity they have to change their lives, for others it is the very last one. When the performance begins, the comedians have a huge dilemma: should they listen to their teacher, who prefers a smart comedy, or should they please the unrefined examiner? Or should they, perhaps, choose a totally personal and original approach? Following the stories of six characters, Comedians is a reflection on the very meaning of comedy in our time.