The Apartment


1h 38m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Mamud is a young glassblower from Egypt who quits his job in Rome making pizzas only to steal his baby daughter from an orphanage where his Italian ex-lover had left her. He breaks into an apartment where he meets Lajla, a refugee from Mostar who has a part-time job as a housekeeper. They form a bon

Film Details

Also Known As
Apartment, Appartamento, L'Appartamento
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Rai Cinema; Sacis

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Mamud is a young glassblower from Egypt who quits his job in Rome making pizzas only to steal his baby daughter from an orphanage where his Italian ex-lover had left her. He breaks into an apartment where he meets Lajla, a refugee from Mostar who has a part-time job as a housekeeper. They form a bond with Mamud bringing a sense of optimism to Lajla's shattered life and she giving him the space he needs to see his plans through.

Film Details

Also Known As
Apartment, Appartamento, L'Appartamento
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Rai Cinema; Sacis

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Cineastes du Present) August 6-16, 1997.

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