IN CODA ALLA CODA

by Maurizio Zaccaro
IN CODA ALLA CODA - IN CODA ALLA CODA

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 1988

Length: 63'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Guido, a bored commuter, takes the train to work. One day, a railway strike forces him to use his old and beloved Fiat 1100. The car is ruined when it gets stuck in a traffic jam and its engine melts. This is a disaster for Guido, since the car has witnessed his life and he feels like a part of him is dying with it. A special day in the life of a tranquil, urban pen-pusher which will drag him and his beloved “life partner” toward the brink.

Director

Maurizio Zaccaro

Maurizio Zaccaro

Maurizio Zaccaro (Milan, Italy, 1952), after graduating from the Milan Film School in 1977, made the short film Overkill, receiving an award at Oberhausen. He then went to the film school Ipotesi Cinema, which brought him to making In coda alla coda in 1988. He won a David di Donatello in 1991 for Where the Night Begins, and a second one in 1999 for Un uomo per bene. He directed many TV movies and miniseries from 2000 to 2011, and the documentary film The Piccolo Theatre (2009), participating at the Venice Film Festival, just like Un foglio bianco (2011). Between 2013 and 2016 he took part to the Torino Film Festival with the documentary Adelante petroleros - L’oro nero dell’Ecuador (2013), Augusto Tretti: un ritratto (2015) and Human Happiness (2016).

Filmography:
In coda della coda (1988), Kalkstein - La valle di pietra (1992), L’articolo 2 (1993), Il carniere (1996), La missione (1997), Cristallo di rocca (1998), Un uomo perbene (1999), I ragazzi della via Pal (tv, 2002), Al di là delle frontiere (tv, 2003), Mafalda di Savoia (tv, 2005), ’O professore (tv, 2006), Lo smemorato di Collegno (tv, 2008), I nove semi (l’India di Vandana Shiva) (2009), A testa alta (2013), La felicità umana (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
Maurizio Zaccaro
fotografia/cinematography
Ercole Visconti
scenografia/production design
Luigi Cancellara
costumi/costume design
Giovanna Fiorenza
suono/sound
Alberto Cavalli, Alberto Bianchi
interpreti/cast
Alessandro Haber (Guido), Vanna De Angelis (la moglie/wife), Sonia Baratelli (Marzia), Martina Zaccaro (Gaia)
produzione/production
Ipotesi Cinema

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contatti/contacts
Rai Teche
www.teche.rai.it

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Guido, a bored commuter, takes the train to work. One day, a railway strike forces him to use his old and beloved Fiat 1100. The car is ruined when it gets stuck in a traffic jam and its engine melts. This is a disaster for Guido, since the car has witnessed his life and he feels like a part of him is dying with it. A special day in the life of a tranquil, urban pen-pusher which will drag him and his beloved “life partner” toward the brink.

Director All about direction

Maurizio Zaccaro

Maurizio Zaccaro

Maurizio Zaccaro (Milan, Italy, 1952), after graduating from the Milan Film School in 1977, made the short film Overkill, receiving an award at Oberhausen. He then went to the film school Ipotesi Cinema, which brought him to making In coda alla coda in 1988. He won a David di Donatello in 1991 for Where the Night Begins, and a second one in 1999 for Un uomo per bene. He directed many TV movies and miniseries from 2000 to 2011, and the documentary film The Piccolo Theatre (2009), participating at the Venice Film Festival, just like Un foglio bianco (2011). Between 2013 and 2016 he took part to the Torino Film Festival with the documentary Adelante petroleros - L’oro nero dell’Ecuador (2013), Augusto Tretti: un ritratto (2015) and Human Happiness (2016).

Filmography:
In coda della coda (1988), Kalkstein - La valle di pietra (1992), L’articolo 2 (1993), Il carniere (1996), La missione (1997), Cristallo di rocca (1998), Un uomo perbene (1999), I ragazzi della via Pal (tv, 2002), Al di là delle frontiere (tv, 2003), Mafalda di Savoia (tv, 2005), ’O professore (tv, 2006), Lo smemorato di Collegno (tv, 2008), I nove semi (l’India di Vandana Shiva) (2009), A testa alta (2013), La felicità umana (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, montaggio/director, screenplay, film editing
Maurizio Zaccaro
fotografia/cinematography
Ercole Visconti
scenografia/production design
Luigi Cancellara
costumi/costume design
Giovanna Fiorenza
suono/sound
Alberto Cavalli, Alberto Bianchi
interpreti/cast
Alessandro Haber (Guido), Vanna De Angelis (la moglie/wife), Sonia Baratelli (Marzia), Martina Zaccaro (Gaia)
produzione/production
Ipotesi Cinema

**
contatti/contacts
Rai Teche
www.teche.rai.it