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L'ora legale (2017)

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In a Sicilian town signed by countless problems provoked by a rampant dishonesty, the inhabitants elect a major which promises order and legality. But the truth is that the town (and Italy) is corrupted and dishonest beyond redemption.

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Ficarra, Picone
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ficarra Ficarra ... Salvo
Picone Picone ... Valentino
Vincenzo Amato ... Pierpaolo Natoli
Antonio Catania Antonio Catania ... Vigile Michele
Sergio Friscia Sergio Friscia ... Vigile Gianni
Eleonora De Luca Eleonora De Luca ... Betty Natoli
Leo Gullotta ... Padre Raffaele
Alessandro Roja ... Politico romano
Tony Sperandeo Tony Sperandeo ... Gaetano Patanè
Ersilia Lombardo Ersilia Lombardo ... Francesca Natoli
Alessia D'Anna Alessia D'Anna ... Maria
Francesco Benigno Francesco Benigno ... Parcheggiatore Vittorio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alessandro Aiello Alessandro Aiello ... Pinuccio
Barbara Bacci ... Moglie fruttivendolo
Alessio Barone Alessio Barone ... Edicolante
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Pietrammare, a fictitious village in Sicily, cries to change with the election of an honest mayor. After implanting a strict legal system, the new first citizen tackles the want to return to old rules by inhabitants and his relatives, Salvo and Valentino. Written by Francesco Capussela

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 January 2017 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La hora del cambio See more »

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Opening Weekend:

€3,253,984 (Italy), 22 January 2017, Limited Release
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Tramp Ltd., Medusa Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Excellent social issue
20 January 2017 | by ale_muracaSee all my reviews

The film deals with a very important issue for the southern Italian regions in a direct and consistent manner. A village is overwhelmed by a wave of legality that brings havoc among the population accustomed to misbehave. Traffic, abusive parking, misappropriation of public land, pollution and lack of decorum are just some of the points touched. And this is a real problem today in Sicily, Calabria and other areas of the peninsula, even in the north. There are some flaws, including the recitation of a few actors, but overall the "comedy" (it looks like a tragedy to me, considering it's all true) is really enjoyable. I hope it will help raise awareness of the viewer in a massive way. I love the end: it is emblematic.


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