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6 Ratings

The Bet

’A iucata

Directed by Michele Pennetta
Switzerland, 2013
Documentary, Short


Several racing stables are maintained in the working-class districts of Catania, Sicily, far from the prying eyes of the authorities. One of them belongs to Concetto, known as the chemist, a character both respected and feared, and is well known in the world of clandestine horse racing.

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The Bet Directed by Michele Pennetta

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

2013 | Winner: Golden Pardino - Leopards of Tomorrow (National Competition)

Swiss Film Award

2014 | Nominee: Best Short Film