Il buco in testa

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Il buco in testa

Il buco in testa

Il buco in testa

original title:

Il buco in testa

directed by:

screenplay:

cinematography:

costume design:

production:

Eskimo, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT

country:

Italy

year:

2020

film run:

95'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (11/11/2020)

festivals & awards:

Maria S. lives nearby the seaside, within the province of Naples. She has a precarious job and no love ahead. Her mother is essentially mute. Forty years before, an extreme left-wing activist killed her father, a near-twenty-year old vice-brigadier, during a political rally. Maria was born two months after the killing. One day she found out that the killer had a name, a face and a job; he now lives in Milan after having paid for his murder in prison. “Now I know the person to detest,” thinks Maria. Then, she paints her hair and takes a high-speed train to get to know him. But she has a gun with her.

DIRECTOR'S NOTES:
It all begins with the arrival of Maria in Milan. It's morning. The camera sticks to her, follows her throughout the day, all long the the story. She wants to discover and know the reasons that brought her there, to meet the man who killed her father forty years earlier – the mess of her daily life... She wants to understand it, love it a little. Without renouncing, also, to listen to the words of the man, his bitter truths. In the end it is evening. Everything else is flashbacks.