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Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2007 | Australia
Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2007 | Australia
OUR COUNTRY
OUR COUNTRY
A CASA NOSTRA
Director: Francesca Comencini
Cast: Valeria Golino, Luca Zingaretti, Giuseppe Battiston, Laura Chiatti
Runtime: 106 mins

Milan is a cool, dark and eminently unforgiving city in the opening scenes of Francesca Comencini's OUR COUNTRY - the city is icy blue, the sounds muffled, but as the story unfolds, it's clear that trading is the heart and soul of the story... the trading of souls and of money.

Ugo (Luca Zingaretti) is an established banker - a shrewd, despondent man who operates in illegal ways. Rita (Valeria Golino), chief of the tax police, is a strong willed, sensitive woman who is leading an investigation on him. The two are surrounded by a stream of other characters - a model, an assassin, a prostitute, a pensioner - all with their weaknesses and fragility, their goodness, their evil and their contradictions. Characters meet, clash, hate and love each other.

In the end, all of these lives will meet in one place, one specific moment, to face life and death as the city around them watches...