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Release Date:
5 April 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »
Plot:
Walter is 20. He hasn't got a job, a girlfriend or any clear convictions. He rejects conventional values... See more » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Davide Ferrario 
 
Writing credits
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Giuseppe Culicchia  novel
Davide Ferrario 

Produced by
Mino Barbera .... executive producer
Gianfranco Piccioli .... producer
 
Original Music by
C.S.I. 
 
Cinematography by
Giovanni Cavallini 
 
Film Editing by
Claudio Cormio 
Luca Gasparini 
 
Production Design by
Franca Bertagnolli 
 
Costume Design by
Cristiana Bruguier Pacini 
Emanuela Pischedda 
 
Sound Department
Tiziano Crotti .... sound editor
Tiziano Crotti .... sound
Claudio Morra .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Stefano Ballirano .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Angelo Pace .... grip
Massimiliano Trevis .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Gianandrea Tintori .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lindsay Anderson .... dedicatee
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tutti giù per terra" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud)
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Walter:In books, it's always fantastic with women. One glance and she's yours for life. Or for one night, which is just as good. Try to do that in real life and you'll end up behind bars. My peers, said the papers, started with oral sex at 14, went all the way at 16, had enough of women by 18 and became impotent or serial killers. To protect myself and others, I was a virgin, so I didn't have to worry about premature ejaculation.See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Choose not to choose or nothing to choose?, 3 April 2004
Author: shu-fen from Hong Kong, China

Once in our lifetime, we do experience what Walter does: don't know what to do next about everything, relationship, career, faith etc etc.

I watched this some years ago on Interactive TV, still, I remember it so well because I know so well what Walter undergoes. Just like many young people, I once desired so tremendously that I would be the master of my belief and philosophy that I didn't want to imitate or even learn from others. Absolute freedom and definitely new ideas would be generated from my soul. In those campus days, "contamination of spirit or soul" was what I tried so hard to steer clear of. Yet, as days went by, when pride and aspiration plunged from their pinnacle, nihilistic romance is not a loyal lover any more.

The Hong Kong Chinese translation of the film title is very local: "Life's Sandwich". With a ham in the middle and two pieces of bread on the outside, a sandwich is made. In our culture, "Sandwich" means someone who is being pressed in the front and at the back so they cannot move forward or backward. And Walter is being trapped like one by his family, society, government and his own self.

In the city, thousands and thousands of new graduates are being emitted from the drains, pipes or chimneys of the universities. Due to the economic downturn, they find it baffling when it comes to job hunting. We have many many Hong Kong Walters.

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