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by Alessandro Valori


Mario and Righetto, two 30-year-old cousins, are desperately searching for their grandmother who is over 80 and has run away from the nursing home, Villa Quiete, after robbing the safe. The search is motivated by different reasons: Mario needs to hide the existence of their thieving grandmother from his future wife, Flaminia, and her family. His father-in-law is in fact the owner of an anti-theft alarm and armoured door company, where Mario works as head of the sales department. Righetto, on the other hand, is a scoundrel who occupies and manages old abandoned buildings in order to rent them at a very high price to disadvantaged homeless people from all over Italy and the world. After five years of absolute silence, one fine day Mario turns up at the apartment block occupied by his cousin, to get him involved in the search for their grandmother. Righetto lets himself be persuaded, in the hope that the booty robbed from Villa Quiete will end up in his pockets.

original title: Chi nasce tondo
country: Italy
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Alessandro Valori
film run: 90'
release date: IT 09/05/2008
screenplay: Alessandro Valori, Pierpaolo Piciarelli, Adamo Dionisi, Valerio Mastandrea
cast: Valerio Mastandrea, Raffaele Vannoli, Sandra Milo, Anna Longhi, Regina Orioli, Corrado Fortuna, Glauco Onorato
cinematography by: Giuseppe Gallo
film editing: Fulvio Molena
art director: Emanuele Germano
costumes designer: Daria Calvelli
producer: Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Andrea Marotti
production: Digital Desk
backing: Assessorato alle Politiche Educative e Scolastiche del Comune di Roma, Istituto Luce, RAI Cinema
distributor: Istituto Luce Cinecittà
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