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Mid-August Lunch (Pranzo di Ferragosto)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:March 17, 2010
Running time:75 minutes
Cast:Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti, Maria Calì, Grazia Cesarini Sforza
Director:Gianni Di Gregorio
Producer:Matteo Garrone
Writer:Gianni Di Gregorio, Simone Riccardini
Distributor:Zeitgeist Films

Description: Despite the fact he is a middle-aged man, Gianni lives in an old house in the center of Rome with his mother, a woman of faded nobility who tyrannizes him and leaves him only enough free time to go to the tavern. On the eve of the Feast of the Assumption holiday, the apartment block manager--aware of Gianni's enforced "captivity"--suggests he look after his own mother for a couple of days, in return for the waiver of all the unpaid utility bills. When he turns up at his house also accompanied by his old aunt, Gianni feels rather ill. He therefore pays a visit to his doctor friend for a check-up, but even the latter leaves his old mother in Gianni's care for the Feast of the Assumption.

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