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Nonostante la nebbia (2019)

According to Interpol, over ten thousand refugees of minors without parental care are wandering today in Europe, half of which are on Italian roads. "Despite the Fog" is a movie story about... See full summary »

Director:

Goran Paskaljevic

Writers:

Filip David (story), Giuseppe Eusepi (collaborating writer) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Donatella Finocchiaro ... Valeria
Giorgio Tirabassi Giorgio Tirabassi ... Paolo
Ali Mousa Sarhan Ali Mousa Sarhan ... Mohamed
Francesco Acquaroli ... Luciano
Francesca Cutolo ... Marta
Anna Galiena ... Laura
Luigi Diberti ... Luigi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tamara Aleksic Tamara Aleksic ... Magda
Pino Calabrese Pino Calabrese ... Dottore
Engy Riead Engy Riead ... Cameria araba
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According to Interpol, over ten thousand refugees of minors without parental care are wandering today in Europe, half of which are on Italian roads. "Despite the Fog" is a movie story about one of them. In short: Ali-Musa Sarhan, a refugee whose parents drowned while traveling by rubber boat on the Italian coast in search of a better life, is accepted by family, husband and wife who have lost a child. They are trying to find solace in little Arab and a sort of replacement for their early deceased son, Mark. Valeria (Donatella Finokjaro) and Paolo (Giorgio Tirabasi) are increasingly confronted with resistance from the environment and their own family, who do not accept their decision to keep Muhammad - It is also a story of a world that is increasingly sinking into xenophobic fog.

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Drama

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Presented by the director himself in the official competition of the 64th edition of the Valladolid International Film Festival (SEMINCI). See more »

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A rather flawed but heartfelt, intimate little movie with a poetic approach.

Goran Paskaljevic is a Serbian director, probably known for his darkly comic Cabaret Balkan aka. Bure Baruta, has come out with his latest full length feature, this time shot in Italy, featuring Italian and Middle Eastern actors and spoken in Italian. The whole premise of the movie is focusing on refugee children who have lost their parents get lost in Europe and this movie is about one of them.

The movie focuses on Valeria and Paolo, a married couple grieving over their loss of their deceased son, Marco. Meanwhile, a refugee named Mohammed roams the streets alone after losing his parents and is suddenly picked up by the childless couple, who decided to adopt him against the wishes of their own people, therefore had to go through the xenophobic stigma, or as we put it, "the fog".

The movie does a good job at tackling issues on the refugee crisis and xenophobia, but there's less clarity when it comes to mental health issues, especially about Valeria and her depression. Besides, the movie is technically good.

Despite the Fog is a rather flawed but heartfelt, intimate little movie with a poetic approach. If only a little more clarity is added on previously mentioned subject matter with a bit more substance to it, then it would be more than enough.


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Italian

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December 2019 (Italy) See more »

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