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Bad trip to Mars

Swisslove

La diga

Fuori dalle corde

Goal

Operazione Lombardia

Goal

  • The short movie is an episode of the collection “La faute à Rousseau”, an homage to the philosopher for his 300th birthday.

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Fuori dalle Corde

  • feature film, 86 min, 2007
  • Michele “MIKE” Lo Russo is a young Italian boxer who moved to Hamburg to follow his professional boxing career. It all seems to go well until the day he loses a fight and his German manager decides not to renew his contract. With no future as a boxer in Germany, he returns to Trieste and enters an illegal fight club business, taking place just across the border, in Croatia.
  • The film had his world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival 2007, in Competition and won the "Pardo for Best Male Interpretation", assigned to Michele Venitucci

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SwissLove

  • interactive feature film, 90 min, 2002
  • The first interactive romantic comedy
  • This interactive film was made for the Swiss national exhibition of 2002 and was seen by more than 1 million spectators.

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La Diga (The Dam)

  • tv-movie, 85 min, 2003
  • The giant dam of Bosco Lais conceals a dark secret. When an 8-year-old girl arrives in the village, the past comes back and the dam starts to tremble.
  • La Diga was made for the Swiss state TV and the European cultural TV Arte. The TV movie was screened at many festivals and took part in the international competition at “Cinéma Tout Ecran” in Geneva.

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Bad Trip to Mars

  • short film, 17 min, 1996
  • 1991, two Soviet spacemen are sent to Mars on a mysterious mission. Walt Disney brings them back to Earth.
  • This short film won several prizes, among them a prize in the section “ Leopards of tomorrow” at the Locarno Film Festival. Bad Trip to Mars was screened in many festivals, like Toronto, Tel Aviv, etc.

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Operazione Lombardia

  • 52 min. 2014
  • Operazione Lombardia is a mockumetary for TV about the annexation of the Lombardia (the northern region of Italy) to Switzerland. Inspired by the real declaration of a Swiss prime minister, the TV-movie provoked a large reaction throughout Switzerland and Italy.

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