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  • Director
  • Cast
    Gianfelice Imparato, Saman Anthony, Peppe Servillo, Eloma Ran Janz, Gianni Ferreri, Shatzi Mosca
  • Producer
    Fabrizio Mosca
  • Production
    Acaba Produzioni
  • Category
  • Duration
    100 minutes
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  • Format
    35mm / DCP / HD / ProRes File / DNxHR / MXF
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
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Alfonso is a Neapolitan scientist; he is shy and inept and has just lost his job. Gayan is a fascinating former cricket champion from Sri Lanka. Now penniless, he has just arrived in Naples in the belief that here he will find Paradise. Alfonso has spent his life studying cell migration and watching soap operas with his mother. Gayan has travelled and known fame, glory and money. What do these two men have in common? How can two such different people come into contact and how can their lives become so indissolubly bound? In a multi-ethnic Naples, Alfonso and Gayan’s lives become intertwined as they are forced to share a shack built illegally on the rooftop of a building in the heart of the city’s Sri Lankan neighbourhood. Because of a tragicomic misunderstanding, Alfonso needs to hide from a gang of mobsters and Gayan becomes first a hostage and then his only ally. And from this paradoxical cohabitation, a very special friendship is born, a partnership that gives them the courage to face their fate and change it forever.

/  Festival & Awards

Venice Film Festival 67: Controcampo Italiano
Tallin Black Nights Film Festival Special Programme On Human Rights
Festival Du Film Italien De Villerupt: In Competition
Montecarlo Film Festival De La Comèdie: Best Actor (Gianfelice Imparato)
Zlìn Film Festival 2011: Informative Section
Worldfest-Houston: In Competitionetition : Platinum Award For Best Film
Syracuse International Film Festival : In Competition
Cairo International Film Festival: World Cinema

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