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by Alberto Bassetti


At an overpass on the periphery of Rome, a young man, Alessandro, looks down at the traffic. He is holding a rock. Next to him stands a 16-year-old girl, Deborah. He is the adolescent son of Andrea, a rich dealer in religious objects, and she is the daughter of Roberta, a single woman who is struggling to make ends meet, even to the point of prostitution. The two adolescents love each other. Unknown to them, Roberta and Andrea also have a relationship, but of a more mercenary variety. What they have in common is that neither of them communicate with their children. Andrea make a feeble effort at being a macho role model for his son, and Roberta dreams of a rosy future for her daughter. How long can their delusions last?

original title: Sopra e sotto il ponte
country: Italy
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Alberto Bassetti
film run: 81'
release date: IT 28/04/2006
screenplay: Alberto Bassetti
cast: Leonardo De Angelis, Isabel Russinova, Davide Rossi, Graziano Piazza, Clio Bassetti
cinematography by: Giulio Pietromarchi
film editing: Giuseppe Pagano
art director: Ivana Gargiulo
costumes designer: Caterina Nardi, Claudia Vaccaro
music: Toni Esposito
producer: Rodolfo Martinelli, Isabel Russinova, Maria Isabella Cociani
production: Ars Millennia, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e Turismo (MiBACT) - Direzione Generale per il Cinema
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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