Our Land - Sergio Rubini - Italy
Our Land (La terra, 2006)
Director: Sergio Rubin
Family, we are often told, is everything. But some families have been torn apart by rivalry, greed, and dishonesty. Eurochannel invites you to experience Italian drama in Our Land, an intriguing thriller about four warring brothers who reunite in order to sell their family home in Puglia.
Directed by the actor and director Sergio Rubini, Our Land is a crime and family drama about a man who returns to his childhood home to tie up the sale of the family estate, but is instead confronted by past ghosts, as well as his brothers’ blunders that he is expected to mend. A beguiling tale of a man torn between his own needs and his family's needs, the plot reveals that not all intentions are good among family members.
Thanks to the outstanding performances of Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Paolo Briguglia and the director himself, Our Land was nominated for several David di Donatello (the Italian Academy) awards, including Best Actor, Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor.
Eurochannel invites you to be delighted by an Italian production summarized by Eye for Film as a "remarkable piece of cross-genre Italian cinema… that reminds us that Italian cinema is alive and kicking."
Luigi (Fabrizio Bentivoglio) has been in exile from his village in the southern Italian region of Puglia since he was a teenager, and is now a college professor in Milan. He must return to his hometown to sign some papers concerning the family property that he owns with his brothers, and becomes swept up in murder, intrigue, romance, and revenge, as well as plagued by his own past and his dysfunctional family.