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by Michele Placido


The owners of an Italian textile factory sell the majority of the property to a multinational company. No layoffs are planned, but there's a special clause in the agreement that the new owner wants the council to sign. Eleven women representing the whole factory will have to decide whether to accept the company's request or not. The debate turns on, and the stories of the women, made of hopes and memories, will emerge before the final vote.

international title: 7 Minutes
original title: 7 minuti
country: Italy, Switzerland, France
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Michele Placido
film run: 88'
release date: IT 3/11/2016, FR 13/06/2018
screenplay: Michele Placido, Stefano Massini
cast: Ambra Angiolini, Cristiana Capotondi, Maria Nazionale, Violante Placido, Clémence Poésy, Sabine Timoteo, Ottavia Piccolo, Anne Consigny, Michele Placido, Donato Placido, Fiorella Mannoia, Bruno Cariello, Mimma Lovoi, Gerardo Placido, Luisa Cattaneo, Erika D’Ambrosio, Balkissa Maiga, Lee Colbert
cinematography by: Arnaldo Catinari
film editing: Consuelo Catucci
art director: Nino Formica
costumes designer: Andrea Cavalletto
music: Paolo Buonvino
producer: Federica Vincenti
production: Goldenart Production, RAI Cinema, Manny Films, Ventura Film
backing: MiBACT, Amer, A&G, Cinefinance, Regione Lazio
distributor: Koch Media srl, Kanibal Distribution
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