In the small island of Ventotene two groups of people spend their holidays in two adjoining houses. A group headed by the journalist Sandro Molino ( Silvio Orlando ) and his wife Cecilia ( Laura Morante ). The other group is headed by Roger Mazzalupi ( Ennio Fantastichini ), a wealthy owner of shops, typical representative of “generone” Roman.
The inevitable differences due to different cultures and different lifestyles lead character in clashes with political ideology and hostility between the two groups. —Wikipedia
Paolo Virzì (Born in Livorno, Italy on March 4, 1964) is a film director, writer and producer. He is one of the most acclaimed storytellers for the screen and is considered to be one of the major heirs of the Italian-style comedy film tradition.
Paolo Virzi was born in Livorno, Italy in 1964, the son of a police officer in the Carabinieri and a former singer. After spending his early childhood in Turin in the north of Italy, Virzi’s family moved back to Livorno where he grew up in the working class area of “Le Sorgenti”. As a small boy, he started to cultivate his lifelong passion for literature: Mark Twain and Charles Dickens were among his favourite authors and their classic “coming of age” novels would later serve as a model for his future screenplays.
As a teenager, Virzi’s versatility was already in evidence as he threw himself into writing, directing and acting in plays for drama companies in Livorno. He formed an artistic partnership with his schoolmate Francesco… read more