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34 Ratings

The Missing Star

La stella che non c'è

Directed by Gianni Amelio
Italy, Switzerland, 2006


The story talks about an Italian engineer went to China fixing a defect of an old Italian steel-making equipment. This movie shows real people’s life (if not all, at least some) and the changing of society during the rapid development of the country.

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The Missing Star Directed by Gianni Amelio

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2006 | 2 wins including: Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2007 | 3 nominations including: Best Cinematography

What are people saying?

  • Cid Medeiros's rating of the film The Missing Star

    A peak inside of China through a great journey. It's possible to collect subtle elements of the Chinese culture while you follow the dynamics in the attempt of bonding between a Italian engineer and a Chinese young woman. Political subjects pop up once and while in a ton of contemplation towards a superpopulated country in transformation. Amazing photography when it comes to landscapes.

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