Sympathy for the Lobster


2007

Brief Synopsis

The actors of Avanzi (a cult Italian television show of the 90s) reunite after 15 years in Su Pallosu, a small village in Sardinia. They have decided to put together a show to support the cause of the local fishermen who are having great difficulty because of fish depopulation. Among the fishermen t

Film Details

Also Known As
Ragioni dell'aragosta
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Fandango
Distribution Company
Istituto Luce-Cinecitta

Synopsis

The actors of Avanzi (a cult Italian television show of the 90s) reunite after 15 years in Su Pallosu, a small village in Sardinia. They have decided to put together a show to support the cause of the local fishermen who are having great difficulty because of fish depopulation. Among the fishermen there's Gianni Usai, an ex-Fiat worker and ex-labor leader, who has spent his life dedicated to the protection of his comrades. His presence breeds the necessary enthusiasm to get things going, but that enthusiasm soon flames out and leaves doubts of all sorts. The actors have been given a huge amphitheatre in Cagliari which rapidly fills up. However, tension quickly rises.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ragioni dell'aragosta
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Fandango
Distribution Company
Istituto Luce-Cinecitta

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Brian Award at the 2007 Venice International Film Festival.

Released in Italy September 7, 2007

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venice Days) August 29-September 8, 2007.

35mm

color

Released in Italy September 7, 2007