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The Right Distance

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Original title
La giusta distanza
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Doriana Leondeff, Carlo Mazzacurati, Marco Pettenello, Claudio Piersanti
Music
Tin Hat
Cinematography
Luca Bigazzi
Cast
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Producer
Fandango / Rai Cinema
Genre
Drama
Synopsis / Plot
A beautiful young woman named Mara (Valentina Lodovini) comes to replace a schoolteacher in the Po Valley. Trouble ensues. One person in town doesn't miss a trick: 18-year-old Giovanni (Giovanni Capovilla). He is highly motivated to become a journalist and has persuaded Bengivenga (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), an editor at a big city paper, to allow him to work as a low-profile stringer in the town. His job is to keep his eyes and ears peeled without anybody finding out that he's a reporter. Naturally, he's good with the Internet. He helps Mara set up her connection and in the course of dong so finds out her email password. Giovanni checks in on it from home and starts reading the accounts of day to day experiences she emails to her best girlfriend back home. Thus over time he finds out that she's attracted to the local bus driver, Guido (Stefano Scandaletti), and that Hassan (Ahmed Hefiane), who runs the garage he himself works in, is attracted to her--and is stalking her outside her house in the dark. He also knows that Amos (Giuseppe Battiston), the tobacconist who's making a fortune taking people fishing, went out in his boat with Mara and made some moves on her. It's Amos who has the Romanian wife chosen from an online "catalog." Hassan is an older (but handsome) Tunisian man. He has family members in the area but isn't married. He has been in Italy a long time.
Awards
2007: David di Donatello Awards: 9 nominations, including Best Film
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