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The Right Distance - Carlo Mazzacurati - Italy


The Right Distance (Italy, 2007) by Eurochannel

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The Right Distance (La giusta distanza, 2007)
Italy

Director: Carlo Mazzacurati
Cast: Giovanni Capovilla, Valentina Lodovini, Ahmed Hafiane
Genre: Drama
Length: 136’

Presentation:

The story of a murder, xenophobia, a wrongful accusation, and a young boy's crush on an attractive woman. Eurochannel premieres The Right Distance.

In a remote strip of Italy at the mouth of the Po river, there is a small town: a few isolated houses that a crane seems to have incongruously placed in that flat and desolate landscape. The meeting between Hassan and Mara takes place on this evanescent scenario. He is a Tunisian mechanic that through years of honest and hard work has earned him esteem and respect; she is a young teacher, whom a substitute teacher brought there, waiting to leave for Brazil for a cooperation project. But Mara is not just news, it is a cyclone that upsets the sleepy balance of the country.

Between them there’s Giovanni, an eighteen-year-old aspiring journalist who spends his time fixing an old motorcycle in Hassan's workshop and is more than a witness to the story.
He is highly motivated to become a journalist and persuades an editor to allow him to give him work. His job is to report without anyone finding out that he is a reporter

Their lives are turned upside down by unexpected events and murders that change the course of the story, during which Giovanni has to keep the right distance to be a good journalist.

The Right Distance is a movie with an anti-racial background and the story of a funny Venetian village seen through the eyes of an eighteen-year-old young man with an irrepressible desire to tell everything.

Synopsis:
An aspiring journalist investigates the murder of the woman he once loved. After the suicide of the prime suspect, he unravels the harrowing truth behind the crime.

Awards and festivals:
• Bastia Italian Film Festival 2009 - Youth Jury Prize
• Italian Film Festival USA 2009 - Best Film
• Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2008 - Best Original Story
• Rome Film Fest 2007 - L'Oreal Paris Award

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