THE INTERVAL

L'INTERVALLO

By Leonardo DI COSTANZO

RAI COM - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2012

Naples, a boy and a girl inside an enormous abandoned building. It’s obvious that the two of them have been locked up in that place.

Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2012
Orizzonti
Toronto - TIFF 2012
Discovery
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY, SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Leonardo DI COSTANZO
    • Writer(s)
    • Leonardo DI COSTANZO, Mariangela BARBANENTE, Maurizio BRAUCCI
    • Synopsis
    • A young man and woman are confined in a huge abandoned building in a working-class neighborhood. One must watch over the other. She is a captive and he is forced by the local mobster to be her jailer.
      Despite their youth, both act older than their age…Veronica as a mature and uninhibited woman, and Salvatore as a young man who must follow orders to preserve his own well-being. They react differently to the violence that is all around them. Veronica is restless and rebellious; Salvatore is yielding and more accommodating; but who knows if it is out or fear or pragmatism. Both are essentially victims, but they blame each other for their imprisonment. As time goes by however, the hostility between the pair softens, leading to intimacy, punctuated with mutual discoveries and confessions. In this frightening and isolated place, Veronica and Salvatore surprisingly find a way to reignite the dreams and illusions of their lost adolescences. The two share a welcome break from their harsh adult lives, a moment of escapism, before having to address the cruel reality of a violent criminal gang ultimately deciding Veronica's fate.
      A story about broken love, ruined poetry. A thriller built around the difficulty of being a teenager in the turbulent suburbs of a contemporary metropolis.
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