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Salty Air (2006)

L'aria salata (original title)
Fabio (Giorgio Pasotti), an embittered penitentiary social worker receives an unwelcome blast from the past when the case file of his father, a convicted murderer who has been emotionally broken by prison life, lands on his desk.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Giorgio Pasotti ... Fabio
Michela Cescon ... Cristina
Giorgio Colangeli ... Luigi Sparti
Katy Louise Saunders ... Emma
Sergio Solli Sergio Solli ... Lodi
Paolo De Vita Paolo De Vita ... Umberto Sparti
Paolo Pierobon Paolo Pierobon ... Brunetti
Emanuel Bevilacqua Emanuel Bevilacqua ... Saverio
Sauro Artini Sauro Artini ... Galluzzo
Simone Colombari Simone Colombari ... Emma's Father
Bruno Santini Bruno Santini ... Jail Doctor
Federico Del Monaco Federico Del Monaco ... Luca
Maria Caterina Frani Maria Caterina Frani ... Saverio's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucio Arisci Lucio Arisci
Federico Arzilli Federico Arzilli
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Storyline

Fabio (Giorgio Pasotti), an embittered penitentiary social worker receives an unwelcome blast from the past when the case file of his father, a convicted murderer who has been emotionally broken by prison life, lands on his desk. As a child, Fabio (Giorgio Pasotti) was abandoned by his father when the man was found guilty of murder and locked away on an extended sentence. Now a passionate social worker whose job it is to monitor prisoners and recommend them for day leaves of probation when he sees fit, Fabio nevertheless remains extremely hardened by his fatherless youth. Soon after Fabio callously rejects an offer for a better paying job by the well-off father of his girlfriend Emily (Katy Saunders), he notices a familiar face in his latest batch of assignments. Despite the fact that it has been two decades since Fabio has seen his father Sparti (Giorgio Colangeli), he instantly recognizes the photograph in the file as his long-lost dad and soon commences to torment the man - who ... Written by Bernardo74

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Hope There's Someone
Written and Performed by Anohni
Performed by Anohni (as Antony) and the Johnsons
From the album "I Am A Bird Now" released in February 2005
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Stunning acting and direction
19 July 2007 | by crappydooSee all my reviews

Its a pity that not many people have heard of this film. Its a relatively simple story about the relationship between a son, a daughter and their estranged father.

Its one of those movies that get you thinking long after they are over. There are many questions that may arise in your head, and the script is such that it ties up all loose ends. There's not one moment that feels clichéd even though the story could get slightly predictable towards the end. However the superlative acting by all the cast and the fast-paced editing keeps us hooked right up till the end.

Special mention should be made about the minimalistic background score which provides the movie just the right atmosphere. One of the most emotionally powerful movies to come out this year.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 January 2007 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Salty Air See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR600 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$521,556
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Bianca Film, Rai Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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