Following the death of a Calabrian immigrant, two employees at a funeral parlor, Jovan, a former gypsy singer from Belgrade, who believes in life after death, and José, who believes only in what he can see, travel across Italy from north to south to take the man’s body back to his home village.
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Doc Lisboa 2016: Grand Prix City of Lisbon for International Competition's best film. It's not exactly a "pure" documentary and it's not devoid of documentary substantiation, as would be expected. I mean, it's a perfect example of a movie made for film festivals, these non-places promoters of curators' egos and movies without any other distinction than their indistinction: non-films or quasi-movies. So, a just prize.
It is a traditional story of a journey of discovery, except one of them is dead. It becomes a bit dull, and only the moments of comedy that happen between those two characters, which we are eager to see make it up a bit for their journey of life and death. The ending of the funeral it's a highlight and I wonder why we wait so much to see it. The beginning seems a bit off from the tone of the film. It's flaky.