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19 September 2017

Ab Urbe Coacta

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Ab Urbe Coacta

Ab Urbe Coacta

original title:

AB URBE COACTA

directed by:

cinematography:

editing:

production:

Altre Storie, Screen Lab

country:

Italy

year:

2016

film run:

75'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (10/11/2016)

festival & awards:

In a fallen Rome, where modern time's neurosis expresses itself through a cynical and vulgar humour, Mauro Bonanni, grew up as a car breaker in the borough of Tor Pignattara, approaches old age with a deep existential discomfort. He suffers like many others the invasion of immigrants of the last few years, but his racism, heavy in his expression, reveals his contradiction: he's also fascinated by Africa, so he escapes from roman "imprisonment" leaving suddenly to Cotonou, where years before he shared a journey with an employed from Benin, and where he finally appears serene, restored to his humanity.