Toilet de Gabriele Pignotta est dans la boîte
par Vittoria Scarpa
- Le nouveau film du réalisateur italien est un one-man-movie écrit et interprété par lui. Produit par Fenix Entertainment et Vision Distribution
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One single actor in just one location with all the other characters only featuring via phone calls. This is Toilet, Gabriele Pignotta’s new film, on which shooting wrapped several days ago and which has now entered into the post-production phase. An actor, a TV writer, a comedy writer and a screenwriter, for this his third cinematic work (after Ti sposo ma non troppo [+lire aussi :
fiche film] and Ötzi and the Mystery of Time [+lire aussi :
fiche film], which triumphed at the 48th Giffoni Film Festival) Pignotta has adapted his theatre play of the same name, which was first brought to the stage in 2019.
Produced by Fenix Entertainment and Vision Distribution, Toilet is the ultimate one-man-movie because, besides having written and directed the work, Pignotta is also the only actor to appear on screen, with the remainder of the characters intervening via phone calls.
Shaping up to be a tongue-in-cheek and emotional movie, the story follows Flavio Bretagna as he makes his way to the most important work meeting of his life. Juggling phone calls from clients, messages left on his voicemail and calls from his ex-wife, Flavio climbs behind the wheel of his car and sets off towards this event which he has been waiting for for so long. Swamped by a deluge of calls, he takes a wrong turning and ends up stopping at a small service station. Still on the phone, and frantically distracted, he uses the toilet. But when he tries to leave, he finds the door jammed. He shouts for help, but no-one comes. There’s not a soul to be seen. Flavio Bretagna is alone, trapped in the toilet of a remote service station without the slightest idea of where he is. Outside, life goes on without him, both the work opportunity he was waiting for and the birthday of his daughter with whom he was hoping to reconnect... Time goes by, but his situation remains unchanged. Will Flavio manage to avoid losing everything?
Featuring in the film on the other end of the phone is the actor and dubber Francesco Pannofino (the man behind George Clooney’s Italian voice) and the actor, humourist and radio presenter Pasquale Petrolo, artistically known as Lillo, who will lend their voices to a carabinieri marshal and to Roberto, the partner of the unfortunate protagonist, respectively.
Toilet will be distributed shortly by Vision Distribution.
(Traduit de l'italien)
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