Comedy - Pre-Production 2018

Based on a real Italian Court sentence, the true story of a child who will be "the king" of his Home.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Family
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Synopsis
    • A couple is waiting for a divorce sentence from the Italian Minor Court. Miki, a pleasant, ironic, loving woman and a symbiotic mother, trusts she’ll receive full-custody for her eleven-year-old son Orlando. Filippo, ex-husband caught in flagrant treachery, looks forward to the classic joint-custody solution and regular visits to his son. But the two did not foresee that there would be a children's paladin in the courtroom, Judge Lo Faro, who is, first of all, the tender grandfather of a child who suffers from being thrown here and there among divorced parents. Thus, this time the Judge takes the original decision to leave the kid in the family home and impose on parents to alternate there, every Monday. Like a shock, a six-month-long uphill venture, a human adventure monitored by social worker, in view of the definitive sentence. Miki, distraught from the separation of his son, has her friend Andrew who can host her, but only as long as his partner does not return from the US. On the contrary, Filippo, so far distracted by his family firm, must seek help from his mother Dora, a skilled manipulator as well as the owner of the contended family house. Despite the appearance of a self-confident man, Filippo has remained a child in need to please the power of his mother.
      Even Miki, left without a home, takes a step back and goes to her mother who has always been too busy to give the love necessary for any child. Then, Miki has to learn how to live alone, in a little rented house. In order to be able to transform herself from "beggar" to "empress" and to learn how to love herself once again, as many of us try to do. Filippo also has a great opportunity to evolve but it’s up to him to open his eyes while dating Angelica, his new lover who aspires to have a mature companion by her side. Which just so happens to be Orlando’s same request, to be a mature man as he is exasperated by his grandmother. Meanwhile, month after month, the definitive sentence approaches and scenarios change. Everything can now happen. To the judge the arduous sentence. The announced winner, however the things might end up, is Orlando: finally he is the son of two more conscious parents which now are able to look at themself, perhaps, with a new set of eyes.
    • Partners & financing
    • Rai Cinema
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Nov 30, 2017