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Category: Edition 2020

A mysterious man sits every day at the same table of the same restaurant, accepting to grant his visitors’ biggest wishes and assigning them peculiar tasks to accomplish in return. What will they be ready to do to get what they want?

Original Title THE PLACE
Italian Title THE PLACE
Category Out of competition
Section Special Events
Tipology Feature Film, Special Event
Duration 105'
Production Year 2017
Nationality Italy
Directed by Paolo Genovese
Screenplay Paolo Genovese, Isabella Aguilar
Based on the TV Series "Booth At The End"
Director of photography Fabrizio Lucci
Editor Consuelo Catucci
Production Design Chiara Balducci
Costume Design Camilla Giuliani
Music Maurizio Filardo, STAG
Main cast Valerio Mastandrea
Marco Giallini
Alba Rohrwacher
Vittoria Puccini
Rocco Papaleo
Silvio Muccino
Silvia D'Amico
Vinicio Marchioni
Alessandro Borghi
Sabrina Ferilli
Giulia Lazzarini
Produced by Marco Belardi

regista Paolo GenovesePAOLO GENOVESE
He was born in 1966. After graduating in Economics and Business, he started working on commercials, directing hundreds of commercials and winning numerous national and international awards. Meanwhile, he also became a teacher of "Audiovisual technique and language" at the European Institute of Design. Between 2002 and 2008 he directed with Luca Miniero the short film COPPIA and the comedies NAPOLETAN SPELL (2002), SORRY YOU CAN’T GET THROUGH! (2005), QUESTA NOTTE È ANCORA NOSTRA (2008). In 2010, the first film directed alone LA BANDA DEI BABBI NATALE followed by IMMATURE, GENERATION CRASH (2011), IMMATURI, IL VIAGGIO (2012), UNA FAMIGLIA PERFETTA (2012), TUTTA COLPA DI FREUD (2013), SEI MAI STATA SULLA LUNA? (2015). In 2016 with PERFECT STRANGERS, a choral comedy about friendship, love and betrayal, he was acclaimed by critics (David di Donatello 2016 and Ciakd’Oro 2016) and public. THE PLACE, which we propose in Masterclass section, is from 2017. Genovese is currently working on his latest film SUPERHEROES.


Lotus Production
Leone Film Group
Medusa Film

Italian distribution
Medusa Film