PADRONE E SOTTO

MASTER AND VASSAL

By Michele CIRIGLIANO

MIRA FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

A bunch of men play a drinking game called "Padrone e Sotto". You win if you’re allowed to drink – whereas the ones who are never invited to drink are the fools of the table. While the beer is flowing and tempers flare, the film explores the reality of a village in the deep south of Italy.

Festivals
& Awards

Zurich FF 2014
Special Screenings
DokLeipzig 2014
International Program
Duisburger Filmwoche 2014
Competition
Solothurner Filmtage 2015
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 72 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michele CIRIGLIANO
    • Writer(s)
    • Michele CIRIGLIANO
    • Producer(s)
    • Anita WASSER (ZHdK), Hercli BUNDI (Mira Film), Philippe FAVRE (Mira Film)
    • Synopsis
    • A small, shabby bar in the deep south of Italy is the starting point of the film. Here we meet a bunch of older men, almost all farmers and hunters, who play in their spare time a drinking game called "Padrone e Sotto". The goal of the game: You win if you’re allowed to drink – whereas the ones who are never invited to drink are the fools of the table. While the beer is flowing and tempers flare, the swiss-italian director Michele Cirigliano wants to understand what confused him as a child: Where exactly is the line between game and reality? Are these men only fooling or are they serious when they yell at themselves? Are the opponents in the game as well opponents outside the muggy bar?
    • Partners & financing
    • Produced Mira Film and Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
      in coproduction with RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera and SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
      DCP, 72 Minutes, Colour, 16:9
      © 2014 Mira Film / ZHDK / RSI / SRF
      ISAN 0000-0003-C885-0000-W-0000-0000-F
      Financially supported by: Bundesamt für Kultur BAK, Succès Passage Antenne SRG/SSR, Migros Kulturprozent Postproduktionsförderung
      Distribution Switzerland: Vinca Film GmbH
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