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Azzurro

Original title
Azzurro
Year
Running time
84 min.
Country
Switzerland Switzerland
Director
Screenwriter
Denis Rabaglia, Luca de Benedittis, Antoine Jaccoud
Music
Louis Crelier
Cinematography
Dominique Grosz
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Switzerland-France-Italy; Alhena Films / C-Films / Gam Film S.r.l / Tecnovisual / Machinassou / TSI / RAI
Genre
Drama | Old Age
Synopsis / Plot
75-year-old Giuseppe De Metrio has spent 30 years in Geneva, as foreign worker for the Broyer company. Upon retirement, he returned to Puglia, Italy, where his family had continued to live. His only grandchild, 7-year-old Carla, is blind. The whole family looks forward hopefully to the day when Carla's sight can be restored by means of a cornea transplantation. After a heart attack, Giuseppe decides to wait no longer and returns to Switzerland to ask his former boss Mr. Broyer for the money necessary for the operation, as an old promise binds the two men. Intended as a 48-hour trip, Giuseppe and Carla's visit in Switzerland becomes a journey that both grandfather and granddaughter never dreamt of... Written by www.swissfilms.ch
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