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by Silvio Soldini


Leo is a widowed working-class father who struggles to raise his two motherless children: Elia (who is skipping school absorbed in secretly raising a stork), and his teenager sister who, unbeknownst to herself, has been tagged as a porn star in the internet. To help his daughter out of her unpleasant plight, Leo ends up in the office of a shady lawyer, where he meets Diana a budding artist that’s decorating the place. The coming and goings of Leo, his children, Diana and a fresco of friends and passers-by, are followed with a critical and highbrowed eye by the statues in the square, in a dreamy atmosphere of a misty Turin.

international title: The Commander and the Stork
original title: Il comandante e la cicogna
country: Switzerland, Italy
sales agent: Intramovies
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Silvio Soldini
film run: 108'
release date: IT 18/10/2012, ES 13/09/2013
screenplay: Doriana Leondeff, Silvio Soldini, Marco Pettenello
cast: Valerio Mastandrea, Alba Rohrwacher, Giuseppe Battiston, Claudia Gerini, Maria Paiato, Michele Maganza, Giselda Volodi, Luca Dirodi, Giuseppe Cederna, Fausto Russo Alesi, Serena Pinto
cinematography by: Ramiro Civita
film editing: Carlotta Cristiani
art director: Paola Bizzarri
costumes designer: Silvia Nebiolo
music: Wanda Osiris
producer: Lionello Cerri, Andres Pfäffli, Elda Guidinetti
production: Lumière & Co., Ventura Film, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana
backing: Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Film Commission Valle d'Aosta
distributor: Medusa Film, Sherlock Films S.L.

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