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The Neighbour

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The Neighbour (Il prossimo tuo)

The Neighbour (Il prossimo tuo)

original title:

IL PROSSIMO TUO

costume design:

production:

A.T.C. Adriana Trincea Cinema, Rai Cinema, FS Film Oy, Finnish Film Foundation, with the support of Film Commission Torino Piemonte

country:

Italy/France/Finland

year:

2008

film run:

124'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

19/06/2009

festivals & awards:

Rome. Paris and He/sinki right after the Madrid bombings. Three stories-three main ones-about peop/e, who for different reasons, are afraid of others. "The other", the neighbour, is a source of anxiety and trouble for Maddalena, Jean Paul, Eeva, as wel/ as for Elèna, who lives in Rome, but whose parents are Middle Eastern immigrants, for professsor Usko, who has never left Finland and who is dismayed and worried at how fast times are changing and at the intermixing of peop/e and languages. Eeva is a grounds staff stewardess and lives near He/sinki. She tries to keep others at a distance because she thinks that in this way she can control the world around her. But next door to her new house lives Usko. He tries to bring her back into a human relationship. Jean Paul is a journalist who lives in Paris and suffers from post-traumatic shock after having survived by chance an attack in a war zone in which al/ his col/eagues died. He is a man who is a/most afraid to be alive and is afraid of the dangers that might be hidden around the corner. Maddalena lives in Rome. She is a young painter who doesn't believe in peop/e or in feelings, and who hides behind her art. But when she meets the young Elèna, a young immigrant fuI/ of talent and dreams, she finds someone to care for. AI/ the characters live stories that seem distant, but with points in common which depict a humanity fuI/ of differences. but at the same time, with very similar feelings. So similar that their stories seem a/most paral/el and comp/ementary.