Disoccupato in affitto: a man-sandwich against the crisis, with irony
by Camillo de Marco
03/05/2012 - The journey of a young man who, in order to find work, walks around 9 Italian cities carrying a sign around his neck which says “unemployed for rent”. An unusual investigation into the world of work, an ironic provocation, a brave challenge with oneself. A man-sandwich which raises smiles as well as bitter reflection on the current situation in our country (and in the rest of the World).
The documentary Disoccupato in affitto is by Luca Merloni, a video artist, writer and director who has already made several documentaries and short films selected in international festivals and who is currently working on the global collective film project 7 questions.
Disoccupato in affitto was written by the director together with Pietro Mereu, who is also its young star. The documentary will be out from Friday, May 11, in the in cinemas which are part of the Distribuzione Indipendente network, and simultaneously On Demand on www.ownair.it. Distribuzione Indipendente distributes its films, documentaries and short films by using an alternative network of cinemas spread across the country: Cineclub, Sale d’essai, Associazioni Culturali. The full list of cinemas is on www.distribuzioneindipendente.it
(Translated from Italian)