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A Ciambra (2017)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 26 January 2018 (USA)
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In A CIAMBRA, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region's factions - ... See full summary »

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Jonas Carpignano
13 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pio Amato Pio Amato ... Pio
Iolanda Amato Iolanda Amato ... Iolanda
Koudous Seihon ... Ayiva
Damiano Amato Damiano Amato ... Cosimo
Patrizia Amato Patrizia Amato ... Patatina
Susanna Amato Susanna Amato ... Susanna
Rocco Amato Rocco Amato ... Rocco
Francesco Pio Amato Francesco Pio Amato ... Keko O' Marrochinu
Damiano Nicolas Amato Damiano Nicolas Amato ... Cocchino
Pasquale Alampi Pasquale Alampi ... Raffaele Guerrasio
U Ciccarredù U Ciccarredù ... Nonno Emiliano
Francisco Berlingeri Francisco Berlingeri ... Emiliano (Giovane)
'Maria' Rusinova Asenova 'Maria' Rusinova Asenova ... Teeth
Simona Amato Simona Amato ... Simona
Faith Uchenna Uburu Faith Uchenna Uburu ... Faith
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In A CIAMBRA, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region's factions - the local Italians, the African refugees and his fellow Romani. Pio follows his older brother Cosimo everywhere, learning the necessary skills for life on the streets of their hometown. When Cosimo disappears and things start to go wrong, Pio sets out to prove he's ready to step into his big brother's shoes but soon finds himself faced with an impossible decision that will show if he is truly ready to become a man. Written by G

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

As in the film's predecessor, Mediterranea (2015), the cast consists of non-professional actors who the director met in the city of Gioia Tauro in Calabria, Italy. The story is a fictional narrative in true-to-life surroundings. See more »

Quotes

[to Pio]
Nonno Emiliano: I was born in that thing.
[pause]
Nonno Emiliano: Pio, come here. Come.
[pause]
Nonno Emiliano: Once, we were always on the road. On the road. We were free. We didn't have bosses. We answered to no-one. We were free, always on the road. Now, we are here. Remember, It's us against the world.
Pio: Against the world.
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Referenced in KVIFF Guide: Episode #1.9 (2017) See more »

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I have no doubt that this is the reality for millions of people
15 July 2019 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"A Ciambra" focuses on a Romani boy and his grim existence in southern Italy. He and the African immigrants have no option except to participate in the underworld. The movie stars a cast of unknown (and unglamorous) people. The handheld camerawork gives the movie a feeling of gritty realism. The events portrayed are probably a daily reality for millions worldwide, whether immigrants or just people forgotten by society at large. Indeed, the Roma - mistakenly called gypsies - have been one of the most discriminated groups in Europe for ages; the Nazis murdered at least 220,000 Roma, possibly as many as 1.5 million, labeling the Roma as criminals.

Anyway, this is a movie that everyone should see.


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Release Date:

26 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,330, 21 January 2018

Gross USA:

$41,934

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,808
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