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L'ora legale (2017)

In a Sicilian town signed by countless problems provoked by a rampant dishonesty, the inhabitants elect a major which promises order and legality. But the truth is that the town (and Italy) is corrupted and dishonest beyond redemption.

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Ficarra, Picone
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ficarra Ficarra ... Salvo
Picone Picone ... Valentino
Vincenzo Amato ... Pierpaolo Natoli
Antonio Catania Antonio Catania ... Vigile Michele
Sergio Friscia Sergio Friscia ... Vigile Gianni
Eleonora De Luca Eleonora De Luca ... Betty Natoli
Leo Gullotta ... Padre Raffaele
Alessandro Roja ... Politico romano
Tony Sperandeo Tony Sperandeo ... Gaetano Patanè
Ersilia Lombardo Ersilia Lombardo ... Francesca Natoli
Alessia D'Anna Alessia D'Anna ... Maria
Francesco Benigno Francesco Benigno ... Parcheggiatore Vittorio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alessandro Aiello Alessandro Aiello ... Pinuccio
Barbara Bacci ... Moglie fruttivendolo
Alessio Barone Alessio Barone ... Edicolante
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Pietrammare, a fictitious village in Sicily, cries to change with the election of an honest mayor. After implanting a strict legal system, the new first citizen tackles the want to return to old rules by inhabitants and his relatives, Salvo and Valentino. Written by Francesco Capussela

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

19 January 2017 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

La hora del cambio See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€3,253,984 (Italy), 22 January 2017, Limited Release
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Production Co:

Tramp Ltd.,Medusa Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Very funny political satire
4 November 2017 | by Andres SalamaSee all my reviews

This Italian film is a very funny political satire. Directed by a comic duo well known in Italy, it is set in a coastal small town in Sicily. As the movie starts, its corrupt mayor is voted out of office, being replaced by a younger guy, who is a very honest professor. Because people are used to the corrupt old ways, when the new mayor starts trying to clean house (like, for instance, demanding people pay traffic fines) he will soon face the opposition of the village (including the local priest, and eventually, even some of his own family) who will start demanding the old mayor returns. The movie is very funny and it allows one to understand why people sometime prefer a corrupt political system if they believe they can benefit from it.


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