THE LANDLORDS

I PADRONI DI CASA

By Edoardo GABBRIELLINI

RAI COM - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2012

Nothing is ever as it seems. And neither are people. The arrival of two “outsiders” in a small village will have terrible and unexpected consequences.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Edoardo GABBRIELLINI
    • Writer(s)
    • Edoardo GABBRIELLINI, Francesco CENNI, Michele PELLEGRINI
    • Synopsis
    • Nothing is ever as it seems. And neither are people. Cosimo and Elia are two tilers in Rome who are commissioned by the singer Fausto Mieli to re-tile his house's balcony. An accomplished singer, Fausto has chosen to retire because of his wife's grave illness. Moira is confined to a wheelchair. In spite of their many displays of love for each other, it is clear that between Fausto and Moira something has changed. The couple lives withdrawn from the rest of the world in an apparently paradisaical corner of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. To boost local tourism, Fausto has accepted to perform in public once more. Not even Elia and Cosimo are what they look like. Cosimo, the older brother, bears the weight of many difficult choices that have scarred him deeply. Elia, while loving his brother, feels his presence as a limitation. The small community welcomes the two brothers with distrust, as two strangers. While Elia tries to act extremely professional, Cosimo can't help but feel star-struck by Fausto Mieli. Over time, the mistrust brewing between the two brothers and the rest of the town grows stronger. Elia starts going out with a local girl, provoking jealousy in one of the girls suitors
      Cosimo, however, by misunderstanding a compliment by Fausto, gets into a fight with his employer. To help appease the humiliation he feels for his actions, he goes to the town's bar and drinks more than he should. In the meantime, while the day of the concert and of Fausto's triumphant return grows closer, Elia and Cosimo's job is far from being finished. The tension between the singer and his paraplegic wife grows stronger, and so does the fight between the two brothers and the rest of the town. So when Cosimo is unwittingly witness to something he shouldn't have seen, the “landlords” finally take action. Nothing is ever as it seems. And neither are people.
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