Filmed from 19th september to 12th november 1988
for a total of 38 days of shooting
NASTRO D’ARGENTO Best Original Subject
4 GLOBI D’ORO Foreign Press – Best Movie, Screenplay, Photography, Music
GROLLA D’ORO Best Technical realization
GHEORGHI D’ORO First prize at Moscow Film Festival
2 FESTIVAL DI LAS VEGAS Best Director and Screenplay
2 FESTIVAL DI VALENCIA Best Screenplay and FIPRESCI prize
FESTIVAL DI CARTAGENA Best Director
FESTIVAL DI CHICAGO Best Lead Actress: Caterina Sylos Labini
LADRI DI SAPONETTE
At the end of the 80s it was clear that the danger of television went far beyond the fears of a decade earlier. A generation of distracted TV viewers was born, unable of distinguish a movie from a TV spot.
The audiovisual mix offered in a quiet evening in front of the TV tell us very well what it was going to happen.
Nichetti plays with the TV, the cinema of the past, advertisement, in a movie all to be seen, always surprising, where realism, neorealism and hyperrealism meet with unexpected effects.