THE COMMANDER AND THE STORK

IL COMANDANTE E LA CICOGNA

By Silvio SOLDINI

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Comedy - Completed 2012

Leo is a plumber who every day deals with the task of raising his teenage children. Diana is a dreamy and penniless artist, terrified by her land lord. Their destinies entwine giving each other hope for a different future.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • ITALY, SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Silvio SOLDINI
    • Writer(s)
    • Doriana LEONDEFF, Marco PETTENELLO, Silvio SOLDINI
    • Producer(s)
    • Lionello CERRI (LUMIÈRE & CO), Andres PFAEFFLI (VENTURA FILM), Elda GUIDINETTI (VENTURA FILM)
    • Synopsis
    • Leo is a plumber who, every day, struggles to raise his two adolescents children, Elia and Maddalena, balancing time between work, and home– where his extravagant and lovely wife Teresa, appears and disappears.
      Diana is a penniless artist who waiting for the chance of her life –has a hard time paying the rent.
      Her landlord is Amanzio, an excentric man who has left his job for a new lifestyle and who, in one of his crusades, meets Elia, with whom he embarks on a bizarre friendship...
      Leo and Diana meet in the office of Malaffano, an arrogant, swindling lawyer.
      Leo ends up in his office when he discovers that his daughter unbeknownst to herself, has been tagged as a porn star in the internet. Diana spends there her days , forced by economic needs to fresco a wall, indulging the lawyer’s ridiculous mania of grandeur.
      Their stories entwine in a city emblematic of our times, under the stern, ironic gaze of the statues of Garibaldi, Verdi, Leopardi, who, from their steady point of view – comment on the destiny of an Italy drifting away..
      Nevertheless someone still dreams and hopes: Elia, who follows the flight of a stork, symbol of renaissance and also a chance for Leo and Diana of a new beginning.
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