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Padrone e Sotto

A film by Michele Cirigliano

Synopsis

In a small, shabby bar in the deepest South of Italy, the men of the village meet to play the card and drinking game Padrone e Sotto in their free time. The winner is the drinker - the loser is the one who is never invited to drink. As the beer flows and the minds of farmers, nurses, mechanics and hunters heat up, director Michele Cirigliano tries to understand what confused him as a child when watching this game: Where is the boundary between game and reality? Are these men just playing, or are they serious when they yell at each other? Padrone e Sotto shows more than the superficial pleasure of being together among friends. The film explores the rivalries in a male society and reflects the primal human struggle for love, recognition and power.

«A man's world ruled by a lady.»
Tereza Fischer, Filmbulletin

Technical Details

FormatDCP
Duration72 min
Year2014
Original LanguageItalian
SubtitlesGerman, English
CountrySwitzerland
ISAN0000-0003-C885-0000-W-0000-0000-F

More Infos

  • Awards

    Basler Filmpreis 2015

    Nomination

    Film Festival della Lessinia 2015

    Menzione speciale della giuria

    First Steps Award Berlin 2014

    Nomination

    Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK 2015

    Dokumentarfilmpreis Alexis Viktor Thalberg Stiftung

  • Festivals

    10. Zurich Film Festival

    September 25, 2014 - October 05, 2014

    57. DOK Leipzig - Internationales Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm

    October 27, 2014 - November 02, 2014

    38. Duisburger Filmwoche

    November 03, 2014 - November 09, 2014

    50. Solothurner Filmtage

    January 22, 2015 - January 29, 2015

    4th Ascona Film Festival

    February 26, 2015 - February 28, 2015

    62nd Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival

    March 23, 2015 - March 29, 2015

    17° Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

    April 15, 2015 - April 25, 2015

    44th International Student Film Festival, Competition

    April 22, 2015 - April 26, 2015

    12th Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz, Competition

    April 23, 2015 - April 28, 2015

    30. DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München, Competition

    May 07, 2015 - May 17, 2015

    7. Zoom Basler Filme im Fokus

    June 05, 2015 - June 07, 2015

    Othermovie Dokumentarfilm Festival Lugano 2015

    June 07, 2015 - June 14, 2015

    Manchester Film Festival 2015

    July 10, 2015 - July 12, 2015

    21st Film Festival della Lessinia, Competition

    August 22, 2015 - August 30, 2015

    Freistadt Festival Austria # 28 Der neue Heimatfilm

    August 26, 2015 - August 30, 2015

    Documentaria Noto 2015 Concorso Panorami

    November 06, 2015 - November 17, 2015

  • Credits

    Protagonisten

    Enza Molinari

    Minguccio Amato

    Paolo Dabraio

    Nicola Santoro

    Nicola Ditella

    Buch, Regie

    Michele Cirigliano

    Kamera

    Aurelio Buchwalder

    Ton

    Michele Cirigliano

    Tonassistenz

    Mimmo Di Nobile

    Montage

    Anja Bombelli

    Schnittassistenz

    Martin Arpagaus

    Musik, Tongestaltung

    Peter Bräker

    Tonmischung

    Roberto Leuzinger

    Color Grading

    Mauro Boscarato

    Grafik

    Fabian Kaiser

    Übersetzungen

    Lukas Rast

    Michele Cirigliano

    Julian Martin

    Herstellungsleitung ZHdK

    Filippo Bonacci

    Anita Wasser

    Mentorate ZHdK

    Sabine Gisiger

    Christian Iseli

    Ausführender Produzent Mira Film

    Hercli Bundi

    Ausführender Produzent ZHdK

    Philippe Favre

    Redaktion RSI

    Silvana Bezzola Rigolini

    Redaktion SRF

    Urs Augstburger