IT'S A WONDERFUL COUNTRY

I FRATELLI D'ITALIA

By Roberto QUAGLIANO

EXDOGMA 99 - as SALES

Comedy - Completed 2006

A ROAD MOVIE! VISITING ITALY FROM HISTORICAL VENICE TO CONTEMPORARY SICILY. HOW AN ITALIAN “RAIN MAN” TRY TO SURVIVE AND DISCOVER FAMILY LOVE.
Carlo, a young divorced father, begins a trip with his handicap brother, Salvatore through Italy. They're going to their sister's wedding. On their way they pick up Carlo's son. Confronting both prejudice and kindness along the way.

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Roberto QUAGLIANO
    • Writer(s)
    • Roberto QUAGLIANO
    • Producer(s)
    • Roberto QUAGLIANO (KAMEL FILM)
    • Synopsis
    • Carlo is a 30 y.o. man working in a disco in his town in norther Italy. His father tells him about his sister wedding and ask him if he can go there. On the beginning he refuses. He’s not a family man. Carlo has another brother, Salvatore, handicapped since his born, that causes him a sense of guilty due to his incapacity in doing something for his brother. Carlo’s father accuses him not to do enought for family. They argue. The day after, Carlo goes to his father house, gets the van, the brother, Salvatore, and starts this long trip along Italy. This feature film narrates vulgarities, misadventures, wicked actions that shows differences and attitudes of common people towards strangers. Both in a bad and good ways. Racism, balkanic immigration, strange characters retired from social life, a wide range of humanity for a still life of prejudices and misunderstandings. Carlo and Salvatore finally arrives in Sicily to her sister Arianna’s wedding. What do they find? Prejudices and fake ideas about their little brother Salvatore. The sicilian family is very worried about Arianna’s DNA and possibilities of trasmission of mental disease. This will bring the wedding to the end even before the celebration. Carlo, Salvatore and Arianna decide to spend a holiday in Sicily by themselves, finding again the strenght of family ties.
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