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original titleIl Pasticciere
international titleThe Pastry Chef
directed byLuigi Sardiello
screenplayLuigi Sardiello
cast

Antonio Catania, Maria Rosaria Russo, Ennio Fantastichini, Sara D’Amario, Ivan Zerbinati, Antonio Stornaiolo, Silvana Bosi, Emilio Solfrizzi

cinematographyRocco Marra
editingMauro Ruvolo
set designGiulia Parigi
costume designGrazia Colombini
musicAndrea Terrinoni
producerAlessandro Contessa
productionBunker lab.
co-productionRai Cinema
supported byApulia Film Commission paese: Italia
world salesEllipsis Media International
year2012
film run97'
languageItalian
CountryItaly
genreNoir
festival & awardsAnnecy Cinéma Italien: In Competition;
Devour FIlm Festival;
Trailer



Following in the footsteps of his father, Achille Franzi is the pastry chef. As a child he spent his days in the bakery of his father, whose advice represented a real guide for interpreting life, almost a gospel. Now that he is adult, Achille lives his work as a mission, to make people happy through the perfection of sweets.
But one day the chance, or perhaps destiny, takes him away from the routine full of delicious creams and yeast, sugar and cream puffs. Despite himself, he begins a journey that will change his life. To survive, Achille will face dangerous tests, both escorted and hampered by a femme fatale, a shyster and a foul scrupulous cop. As the journey proceeds, Achilles will tell us his story, his past: a paradise of pastel colors, scents, flavors and secret recipes.