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by Germano Maccioni


An industrial provincial area, immense and alienating. Once prosperous, the economic crisis has left a heavy mark. Endless fields, abandoned warehouses, this is the universe in which Pietro and his friend Ivan gravitate, 19-year olds in conflict with their families, their schools, with anyone and everything. In the meantime a series of church thefts by the unstoppable “candelabra gang” make the news, along with the threat of a large asteroid soon to pass close to Earth, monitored by the local astronomical station. The asteroid will come so close that Pietro and Ivan's oddball friend Cosmic, obsessed with astronomy and philosophy, is certain it will collide with the Earth and destroy mankind. As the “end of the world” approaches, Ivan convinces Pietro to take part in a theft, with dramatic consequences that will fatally strike their world.

international title: The Asteroids
original title: Gli asteroidi
country: Italy
sales agent: Stray Dogs
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Germano Maccioni
film run: 91'
release date: IT 1/11/2017
screenplay: Germano Maccioni, Giovanni Galavotti
cast: Riccardo Frascari, Nicolas Balotti, Alessandro Tarabelloni, Adriana Barbieri, Pippo Delbono, Chiara Caselli, Lorenzo Ansaloni, Camillo Acanfora, Tatti Sanguineti, Luciano Manzalini
cinematography by: Marcello Dapporto
film editing: Corrado Iuvara, Paolo Marzoni
art director: Nicola Bruschi
costumes designer: Loredana Vitale, Valentina Cencetti
music: Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari
producer: Emanuele Giussani, Ivan Olgiati
executive producer: Ivan Olgiati
production: Articolture, Ocean Productions, RAI Cinema
backing: Emilia-Romagna Film Commission, MiBACT
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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