MONEY BUDDIES

LA BUCA

By Daniele CIPRÌ

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Comedy - Completed 2015

Oscar and Armando two fifties who become friends after a chance encounter. Oscar is a failed lawyer, Armando has just been released from prison after twenty-five years for a crime he did not commit.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • ITALY, SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Daniele CIPRÌ
    • Writer(s)
    • Alessandra ACCIAI, Daniele CIPRÌ, Massimo GAUDIOSO, Miriam RIZZO
    • Producer(s)
    • Alessandra ACCIAI (Passione), Giorgio MAGLIULO (Passione), Roberto LOMBARDI (Passione)
    • Synopsis
    • Oscar (Sergio Castellitto) is a cynical man, a failed lawyer who survives by ripping off the local authorities – he invents “accidents” and claims that supposedly handicapped people have fallen victim to them. Armando (Rocco Papaleo) is a good man who grew up poor on the city’s outskirts. He has just been released from prison having served a 25-year sentence for a crime he never committed. Nonetheless, prison has left his positive view of the world unblemished. Not welcomed by his family, he spends his first night as a free man alone on the rainy streets; his only company is a scruffy dog that follows him everywhere. The next morning, Oscar and Armando meet for the first time in front of a sweet and sympathetic Carmen (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi). In Oscar’s case, Armando’s sees a great opportunity: Why not sue the state for millions for convicting an innocent man? In an attempt to find redemption and, through the search for evidence, a strong and unexpected friendship begins to develop.
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