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"the return by actors to highlighting important civc causes" - LA REPUBBLICA
PLOT: 1997. Caterino is one of the many workers in the Ilva steel mill in Taranto. Company management decides to eliminate problem employees and asks Caterino to spy on co-workers. Soon, not understanding the situation, he, too, asks to be placed in the LAF building, where employees, as punishment, are forced to report to work but have no other activity than to pass the time.
Caterino will discover first hand that what seems like a paradise is in reality nothing but a perverse strategy to psychologically break the unwanted workers, pushing them to resign or be demoted, in what has since been termed as “mobbing”. And there is no way out for Caterino from that hell.
Based on a true story that culminated in the first Italian trial for mobbing of workers.
CAST: Michele Riondino, Elio Germano, Vanessa Scalera, Domenico Fortunato, Gianni D'Addario, Michele Sinisi, Fulvio Pepe, Marina Limosani, Eva Cela, Anna Ferruzzo, Paolo Pierobon
YEAR: 2023
LENGTH: 99 min.
GENRE: Drama
AWARDS: • Nominated Best New Director, Best Actor (Michele Riondino), Best Supporting Actor (Elio Germano), Best Original Screenplay, Best Song: David di Donatello
RATING: USA: no rating: Italy: +13

TIMES: Boston: April 10, 7:00 p.m. Director Riondino will attend
  Detroit: April 11, 7:00 p.m. Director Riondino will attend
  Boulder: April 16, 6:00 p.m.
  Cleveland: April 22, 7:00 p.m.
  Milwaukee: April 26, 9:15 p.m.
  Chicago: May 3, 6:30 p.m.

 
  Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.

DIRECTOR NOTES:     MiR
Michele Riondino, born in 1979 in Taranto, moved to Rome to study at the Accademia nazionale d’arte drammatica and began to act in the theatre. He debuted in 2008 in the film Il passato una terra straniera. From 2012 he is the main actor in the TV program Il giovane Montalbano. He won the Nastro d’argento Guglielmo Biraghi award for Dieci inverno and the Nastro dell’anno per Noi credevamo.
Regarding his film, Riondino said: "The film is based on a reportage by (journalist) Alessandro Leogrande. I studied the papers, I transposed the testimonies from the trial, I turned them into jokes and scenes, everything is made up of real stories".

DISTRIBUTOR: Rai Com S.p.A., Via Umberto Novaro, 18, Rome