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Tony Driver (2019)

One day, Pasquale decides to change his name and be called Tony. Because despite being born in Bari in the mid-60s, he crossed the ocean with his family at 9 years of age and grew up as a ... See full summary »

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Ascanio Petrini

Writer:

Ascanio Petrini
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One day, Pasquale decides to change his name and be called Tony. Because despite being born in Bari in the mid-60s, he crossed the ocean with his family at 9 years of age and grew up as a real American, all hot dogs and rockabilly. He has never been back to Italy until when, now a taxi driver in Yuma, he's arrested on account of his side hustle - smuggling illegal immigrants into the US across the Mexican border. He is therefore forced to make a choice: jail in Arizona or deportation to Italy. Once back in Puglia, he finds himself living alone in a cave at Polignano a Mare, looking at Italy as a small, inert country, with no opportunities and no dreams. But Tony is not willing to give up. Written by Jakkepoes

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Corrido de Ramiro De Leon
Written by Salome Gutierrez, R.
Performed by Los Oficiales del Bravo de Roman Javali
Published by San Antonio Music Publishers, Inc.
Courtesy of D.L.B. Records
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Tragic, comic, amazing

This film might be labeled a documentary, but it is closer to fiction cinema. It's the story of an Italian who is deported from America and dreams of going back. It is a constant stream of surprises, sadness, laugh-out-loud humor, and driven by a perfect performance by the main character. Something of an escape film, something of a western, but genre-less.Tony Driver is no joke of a film.


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Italy

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Italian

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18 June 2020 (Italy) See more »

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