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THE COMMANDER AND THE STORK

IL COMANDANTE E LA CICOGNA

  • Genre: COMEDY, FAMILY
  • Duration in minutes: 108 min.
  • Year of Production: 2012
  • Status: COMPLETED

Director(s)

SILVIO SOLDINI

Category

FEATURE FILM

Country(ies)

ITALY
SWITZERLAND

Shooting Language

ITALIAN

Writer(s)

DORIANA LEONDEFF
MARCO PETTENELLO
SILVIO SOLDINI

Producer(s)

LIONELLO CERRI (LUMIÈRE & CO)
ANDRES PFAEFFLI (VENTURA FILM)
ELDA GUIDINETTI (VENTURA FILM)
RSI. RADIOTELEVIONE SVIZZERA

Cast

VALERIO MASTANDREA
ALBA ROHRWACHER
GIUSEPPE BATTISTON
LUCA ZINGARETTI
GIUSEPPE CEDERNA
CLAUDIA GERINI

Cinematography

RAMIRO CIVITA

Film Editing

CARLOTTA CRISTIANI

Costume Design

SILVIA NEBIOLO

Production Design

PAOLA BIZZARRI

Log Line

Leo is a plumber who every day deals with the task of raising his teenage children, Elia e Maddalena, dividing himself between job and home. Diana is a dreamy and penniless artist, terrified by her land lord. Their destinies entwine giving each other hope for a different future.

Synopsis

Leo is a plumber who, every day, struggles to raise his two adolescents children, Elia and Maddalena, balancing time between work, and home– where his extravagant and lovely wife Teresa, appears and disappears.
Diana is a penniless artist who waiting for the chance of her life –has a hard time paying the rent.Her landlord is Amanzio, an excentric man who has left his job for a new lifestyle and who, in one of his crusades, meets Elia, with whom he embarks on a bizarre friendship.
Leo and Diana meet in the office of Malaffano, an arrogant, swindling lawyer.
Leo ends up in his office when he discovers that his daughter unbeknownst to herself, has been tagged as a porn star in the internet. Diana spends there her days , forced by economic needs to fresco a wall, indulging the lawyer’s ridiculous mania of grandeur.
Their stories entwine in a city emblematic of our times, under the stern, ironic gaze of the statues of Garibaldi, Verdi, Leopardi, who, from their steady point of view – comment on the destiny of an Italy drifting away.
Nevertheless someone still dreams and hopes: Elia, who follows the flight of a stork, symbol of renaissance and also a chance for Leo and Diana of a new beginning.
Soldini at his best, back to the sophisticated comedies that made history (Bread and Tulips, and Agata and the Wind).

 

Festivals and Awards

17th Busan International Film Festival - South Korea – 04/13 Oct. 2012 - World Cinema
35th Festival du film italien de Villerupt - France - 26 Oct./11 Nov. 2012 - Competition
10th Mittelcinemafest - Festival Centro-Europeo del Cinema Italiano - Hungary - 05/14 Nov. 2012 - Features films
5th Italian Film Festival - Madrid - 22/29 Nov. 2012 - Features Films
8th Rencontres du cinéma italien á Toulouse - France - 23 Nov./02 Dec. 2012 - Panorama
8th Mostra do cinema italiano São Paulo - Brazil - 26 Nov./13 Dec. 2012 - Panorama
De Rome á Paris - France - 14/17 Dec. 2012
25th Festival du film italien de Bastia - France - 02/09 Feb. 2013 - Panorama
Valerio Mastandrea Prix d'interprétation masculine
13th Terra di cinema - Tremblay en France - France 05/21 April 2013
NICE - New Italian Cinema Event - Russia - 10/16 April 2013
IIC Warsaw - Poland - 11/14 April 2013
20th Italian Film Festival Edimburg - Scotland - 12/25 April 2013
IIC Singapore - 17/22 April 2013
2nd Tutto Italia Film Festival - Athens - Greece - 18/24 April 2013
13rd Italian Film Festival - Tokyo - Japan -  27 April / 6 May 2013
Sintesi Cinema Italien Bruxelles - Belgium - 23/30 May 2013
2nd Hong Kong Italian Film Festival - H.K. - 18/22 September 2013
16th Italian Film Festival Stockholm - Sweden - 10/20 October 2013
N.I.C.E. New Italian Events Festival - San Francisco - 13/17 November 2013

Budget (US$ Millions)

7,00

Start of principal photography

10 / 2011

Photogallery

Technical details

Colour COLOUR

Screen Ratio 1:2,35

Sound mix DOLBY DIGITAL

Language version available ITALIAN

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