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Matteo Garrone‘s follow-up to his moody gangster film Gomorrah revolves around the reality TV show Big Brother (Grande Fratello). Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Reality and released a brand new trailer for the film which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last spring.

The best part about this film with Fellini-esque characters sprinkled throughout a Bunuelian surreality is that it exists as a comedy, yet has none of the usual comedic tropes that most of the Judd Apatow comedic fans are so used to nowadays.

Set in a hyper-real world of reality television, Reality is a bizarre look at a man who becomes obsessed by the idea of fame.

Neapolitan fishmonger Luciano auditioned to be on the Italian version of Big Brother becomes entirely consumed by the possibility that his mundane life Maria will be replaced with the glamour of being on television and his chance celebrity. »

- Nick Martin

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