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by Pietro Sagliocco


This is the story of a family from Naples dominated by the father’s personality, the builder Vincenzo Maresca. When his wife Lucia falls ill, their children get together around her bed. Marco, who lives far away from Naples, is especially influenced by the dramatic events of his childhood: his father’s obsessive religious feelings, his mother’s adultery, and his parents’ separation. All these events caused him to suffer a neurosis that did not allow him to be totally himself, as he is overcome by memories and persecutory dreams. Through flashbacks, while Lucia’s illness worsens and she finally dies, the texture of family ties becomes clearer, and it is complete when Marco realizes that his desire to see the family reunited has prevented him from living his life fully.

original title: LEGAMI DI FAMIGLIA
country: Italy
year: 2000
genre: fiction
directed by: Pietro Sagliocco
release date: IT 29/11/2002
screenplay: Pietro Sagliocco
cast: Claudio Bigagli, Massimo Ranieri, Giovanna Carcasci, Pier Paolo Capponi, Isa Danieli
cinematography by: Roberto Locci
film editing: Domenico Varone
art director: Paola Marchesin
costumes designer: Paola Marchesin, Silvia Polidori
music: Carlo Crivelli
producer: Pietro Sagliocco
production: Laboratorio Due, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e Turismo (MiBACT) - Direzione Generale per il Cinema
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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