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Drifters (2011)

Gli sfiorati (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 March 2012 (Italy)
In this taboo drama, Mete must fight against his inappropriate attraction to his 17 year old half sister, who has just moved in to his flat in Rome. (Italian with English subtitles).


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Credited cast:
Andrea Bosca ... Méte / Belinda half-brother
Miriam Giovanelli Miriam Giovanelli ... Belinda / Mete's half-sister
Claudio Santamaria ... Bruno / Mete's friend
Michele Riondino ... Damiano / Mete's friend
Asia Argento ... Beatrice Plana
Massimo Popolizio ... Sergio
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón ... Vima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Svetlana Tchernykh Anatolievna Svetlana Tchernykh Anatolievna ... Svetlana
Tonino Andreottola Tonino Andreottola ... Barista
Ettore Belmondo ... Aquirente casa
Lucia Bodenizza Lucia Bodenizza ... Intervistatrice
Chiara Brunamonti Chiara Brunamonti
Sara Centola Sara Centola ... Alice
Brigida Della Cioppa Brigida Della Cioppa ... Avvocato
Antonello Cossia Antonello Cossia ... Officiante


Seventeen-year-old Belinda has just arrived in Rome to attend her parents' wedding. For years her father and mother have secretly lived their passion, being the man already married to another woman, who has recently died and from whom he had a son, Méte, a young graphologist fascinated by the psychology hidden behind writing. During the next fifteen days, the two half-siblings will learn to know each other, discovering that they have a different perception of the world and a different attitude towards life: He is reflective and responsible, while she lives in her adolescent carefree life. He will end up being fascinated by the philosophy of life of his half-sister, also using the support of his friends Damiano, a womanizer and Bruno, an expert in graphology. Written by lament

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2 March 2012 (Italy) See more »

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Drifting youth
22 December 2017 | by nmegaheySee all my reviews

You can tell a lot about someone from their handwriting. Mète (Andrea Bosca) knows this because he's a graphologist, a handwriting specialist who is called upon to identify cases of forgery and false wills. He might be an expert in identifying character traits in handwriting, but Mète's own life is not so easily categorised. He's a bit too uptight however to fit into a baffling group of people that his colleague Bruno (Claudio Santamaria) calls 'gli sfiorati', 'drifters' whose personality and writing seems to change from one line to the next.

The idea of the drifter in handwriting is a good metaphor and it helps establish where Gli Sfiorati is going when it seems to be drifting itself. You can see that Mète has issues around the loss of his mother and a sense of abandonment by his father, but it still doesn't really account for him wanting to keep out of the way of his half-sister Belinda (Miriam Giovanelli) who has come to stay in his apartment during the preparations for his father's new wedding. Nor does it explain why he can scarcely summon up any interest in the hottest girl in Rome (Asia Argento), who is crazy about him.

With some episodes involving his estate agent friend Damiano (Michele Biondino) extending the theme, there's a sense that Gli Sfiorati is referring to a drifting generation in a wider sense; a generation without roots and tradition, where money is all that matters and can buy happiness and otherwise inaccessible women. But for how long can you drift on that basis? The matter baffles Bruno, but you get a sense that he and Mète probably think too much, examining the surface handwriting without actually reading what is written for real clues.

It's amusing to consider this as a solution while you wait for Mète to figure out what is wrong with his life, because Matteo Rovere film doesn't offer much in the way of clues, appropriately finding a rhythm that exists outside of any conventional narrative exposition. The solution provided however comes across as a little too neat without really finding any satisfying explanation for gli sfiorati or why Mète might be about to join their number. Maybe it's just Youth, or maybe we all have the potential to be gli sfiorati.

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