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A Ciambra (2017)

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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
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Cast

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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Italian

Release Date:

26 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Italy

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Gross USA:

$30,988, 15 February 2018
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The director and his crew had a Fiat Panda full of film equipment stolen while filming the short film A Chjàna (2012). They went to the Romani community in the Ciambra to negotiate for their car. This is how the director first met the Amato family, who he depicts in this film. 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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The Gypsie life like we all think it is.
1 August 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

A Ciambra is set in Calabria, a beautiful region of Italy, but that's not what you get to see. Instead you get to see the dark side of Gypsie life, the life we all think about when it comes to Gypsies. At least that's what I've always been told here in Europe, to not trust the Gypsies as they are raised thieving. I don't think there are much people thinking differently about Gypsies here and I don't think it will change after watching this movie. Because thieving and deceiving are the major points of this dark movie. I wonder what the Gypsies think about this movie? Are they proud of them being portrayed like that? In this case they used a real Gypsie family as the actors, almost playing themselves. The Amato's are not the kind of Hollywood actors we all know, without flaws, beautiful and tanned, but they are real and that makes this movie exceptionnal. Pio Amato is the youngest brother of the family, and the story turns around him, watching and learning how to provide for the family. Unfortunately that is by thieving. It looks like stealing is their only way to survive. For not so professional actors I thought they did a brilliant job. A Ciambra is a simple but good movie to watch, a drama that won't change the opinion most people have about Gypsie life I'm afraid.


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