It's about to rain (second feature)

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It's about to rain (Sta per piovere)

It's about to rain (Sta per piovere)

original title:

Sta per piovere

directed by:


Lorenzo Baglioni, Mohamed Hanifi, Giulia Rupi, Francesco Grifoni, Amir Ati, Michael Alexanian, Denny Bonicolini



set design:

Matteo Cecconi, Gilda Dolmetta




Italy/Iraq/United Arab Emirates/Kuwait



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The film tells the story of Said, a confident and ambitious young man, born and raised in Italy from Algerian parents, who studies and works as a part-time baker. When the director of the factory where his father works commits suicide, the family is suddenly faced with the worrying reality of not being able to renew their residency visa as they have done for the past thirty years and receive a letter of expulsion. Said's life takes a sudden dark turn: Italy, the country that he has always considered as his, now appears to be a rubber wall that pushes him to 'go home', to Algeria, a place he has never even visited. In the attempt to find a solution and bring attention to a problem that is more and more widespread in nowadays’ society, Said embarks on a journey that takes him to lawyers, workers' unions and the press through the meanders of a retrograde legislative bureaucracy, the reconsideration of his identity and a deep dilemma: should he remain illegally in Italy or leave to Algeria with his father, helping him to build a new life in the country he has left thirty years ago?