by Marco Santarelli
Country: Italy
Year: 2009
Duration: 61'

Live shooting in the biggest “container city” in Italy, showing
the rhythms, the spaces and the life of container depot workers.
It is still dark when the waitress of the early morning shift starts
opening up the café. She picks up the newspapers and prepares the
coffee machine, which will work nonstop all day long as workers come
and go in that non-place deep in the countryside outside Bologna.
At lunchtime, as everyone is busy with trays, standing in line in front
of the plates of food, two Turkish truck drivers eat their meal outdoors
and take their time sipping their coffee.

“The documentary was shot at the container depot of Bologna and
it is the second film in a trilogy dedicated to the world of
transportation. Container cities: the paradise of merchandise and
the inferno of humans.”


film director

Marco Santarelli

Marco Santarelli (Rome), independent documentary filmmaker and TV director for Rai and Sky, shot the documentaries Superluoghi. Viaggio in Italia and Storie di housing sociale. Viaggio in Europa in 2008 and 2009. In 2009, he presented Interporto at the Torino Film Festival; this is the second film of a trilogy dedicated to the world of transportation which began with the movie GenovaTripoli. His film Scuolamedia won the UCCA prize at the 2011 Torino Film Festival, where, the next year, he received a special mention for his sci-fi short Un mondo meglio che niente. His last documentary, Lettera al Presidente (2013), distributed by Cinecittà-Luce, was presented in competition at the Rome Film Festival and at the Rotterdam Film Festival, and in 2014 it received a special mention at the Nastri d’argento.


Superluoghi. Viaggio in Italia (doc., 2008), Storie di housing sociale. Viaggio in Europa (doc., 2009), GenovaTripoli (doc., 2009), Interporto (doc., 2009), Scuolamedia (doc., 2010), Milleunanotte (doc., 2012), Un mondo meglio che niente (cm, 2012), Lettera al Presidente (doc., 2013), Dustur (2015).


& Credits

regia, soggetto,
director, story,
Marco Santarelli
musica, suono/
music, sound
Danilo Caposeno