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The Right Distance (2007)

La giusta distanza (original title)
A writer's need to maintain an appropriate amount of professional "distance" from his or her subject; the journalist in question here is Giovanni, a late adolescent with a flair for journalistic correspondence.

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Carlo Mazzacurati
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Giovanni Capovilla Giovanni Capovilla ... Giovanni
Valentina Lodovini ... Mara
Ahmed Hafiene ... Hassan
Giuseppe Battiston ... Amos
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Bengivenga
Ivano Marescotti Ivano Marescotti ... Avvocato difesa
Natalino Balasso Natalino Balasso ... Franco - Tecnico telefonico
Stefano Scandaletti Stefano Scandaletti ... Guido
Dario Cantarelli Dario Cantarelli ... Tiresia
Marina Rocco ... Eva
Roberto Abbiati Roberto Abbiati ... Bolla
Mirko Artuso Mirko Artuso ... Frusta
Fadila Belkebla Fadila Belkebla ... Jamila
Amri Amine Abdel Jelil Amri Amine Abdel Jelil ... Mohamed
Silvio Comis Silvio Comis ... Padre Giovanni
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Mara is a new schoolteacher coming from Tuscany. Her arrival affects the inhabitants of the village: she is beautiful, alone and different. She begins a relationship with Hassan, a well-integrated Tunisian mechanic, but when Mara anticipates her departure for Brazil, everything changes. Giovanni is a late adolescent who wants became a journalist: he observes what happens in his small village and secretly writes for a local newspaper. Written by francyrosa

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Italian

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19 October 2007 (Italy) See more »

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The Right Distance See more »

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A Well Made Drama
25 January 2014 | by DegustateurDeChocolatSee all my reviews

This drama is set in the northeast Italian province, a location the director Mazzacurati usually used as a background for his movies. It's the story of a young and attractive elementary school teacher Mara, who is relocated to a little town in the north of Italy. The initial plot is predictable since it carries out with the reactions of a small community to the arrival of the new teacher. In particular some characters stand out as the young Giovanni, who has a big passion for journalism and who starts out by writing small articles for a local newspaper; the rich entrepreneur who is at the center of the social life of the town; the Tunisian mechanic Hassan; who has a love story with Mara. The picture of the Italian provincial life is quite realistic but what really surprised me in a positive way was the unexpected noir turn the movie takes at the end and for which the movie deserves to be watched.


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