Annalisa (first feature)

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Annalisa (Il Paese delle spose infelici)

Annalisa (Il Paese delle spose infelici)

original title:

IL PAESE DELLE SPOSE INFELICI

directed by:

cast:

Aylin Prandi, Antonio Gerardi, Rolando Ravello, Valentina Carnelutti, Nicola Rignanese, Teresa Saponangelo, Michele D'Attanasio, Nicolas Orzella, Roberto Corradino, Luca Schipani, Cosimo Villani, Vincenzo Leggieri, Gennaro Albano, Roberto Corradino

screenplay:

Antonio Leotti, Antonella Gaeta, Pippo Mezzapesa, from the novel by Mario Desiati with the same title

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

production:

Fandango, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, with the support of Fondazione Apulia Film Commission

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2011

film run:

82'

format:

35mm - colour

release date:

11/11/2011

festivals & awards:

In a southern factory town, where opportunities are few and boredom a daily challenge, new arrival Veleno (15) becomes unlikely friends with Zaza, a talented young footballer hoping to be spotted by a major team. One day, Annalisa, a mysterious, tormented and beautiful woman, tries to jump off the church roof becoming an instant legend among the locals and a source of wonder and passion for the boys. They become devoted to taking care of her until the unwanted advances of a drug dealer forces Zaza to protect her and damn his future.