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11.12.2019
6:30 pm
// Austrian Premiere

Paradise

ITA/SLO 2019
85 Min.
Sprache
Original version (Italian) with english subtitles

Director:
Davide Del Degan

Script:
Andrea Magnani

Cinematography:
Debora Vrizzi

Editor:
Luigi Mearelli

Sound Design:
Francesco Morosini

Music:
Luca Ciut

Producers:
Stefano Basso, Andrea Magnani,
Gianpaolo Smiraglia, Branislav Srdic

Cast:
Vincenzo Nemolato,
Giovanni Calcagno,
Katarina Čas

Production:
Pilgrim Film, A ATALANTA film

Supported by:
MiBAC, Slovenian Film Center, RAI Cinema,
Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund,
Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission

Sales Agent:
Fandango

Everything is very strange for the Sicilian Calogero. As part of a witness protection program, he landed in the small northern Italian village of Sauris. Weird Schuhplattler folk dances, cold and snow do not suit him at all. When the murderer he tipped off appears in the same village, he fears for his life. But sometimes opposites perfectly match …

The film has an international tragicomic style with bitter and wicked elements. However, aside from the comedy, there is a serious, brutal and troubling subject that is how the lives of witnesses are turned upside down, put on hold and left behind with no visible resolution. Aiming to handle this subject delicately, comedy will act as an essential tool in shedding light on the harsh truth of witnesses’ lives.

Director’s statement
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