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Gigi la legge

The Adventures of Gigi the Law
Alessandro Comodin
Belgium, France, Italy 2022
98 min
OV w/ EN subtitles
V'22

“I love life and I love love/I am a pirate, I am a gentleman/More self-esteem than modesty”, goes the Italian version of the Julio Iglesias song that plays in Gigi’s car on one of his many routine police rounds through the small Venetian towns where he works. His “job” consists of greeting neighbors as he passes by, striking up a conversation with some of them, following the radio directions regarding conflict situations (which never actually amount to much) and, more than anything, flirting with Paola, the girl who speaks to him through the intercom. But one day he finds a corpse on the train tracks and, slowly, his confident, roguish persona starts to crumble.
Working with non-actors (Gigi is his uncle) and mixing documentary and fiction, Comodin beautifully explores not only the main character’s realization of the hidden pain behind his nonchalant attitude, but also how life in these quiet little places is always more complex than it seems. But this is not a story that simply tries to reveal the hidden darkness of life in a small town. In its own unhurried and peaceful way, it’s also a celebration of the possibility to transcend pain and still be able, as the song says, “to love life”. (Diego Lerer)

In the presence of Alessandro Comedin.

Alessandro Comodin: JAGDFIEBER (2008, K), L'ESTATE DI GIACOMO (2011), BALD KOMMEN GLÜCKLICHE TAGE (2016), IL GIARDINO DI OLGA (2020)

Credits
  • Pier Luigi Mecchia
  • Ester Vergolini
  • Annalisa Ferrari
  • Tomaso Cecotto
  • Massimo Piazza
  • Mario Fontanello
  • Mario Pizzolitto
  • Ezio Massarutto
  • Ulisse Buosi
  • Rebecca Martin
  • Alessandro Comodin
  • Tristan Bordmann
  • Julien Courroye
  • Ingrid Simon
  • Emmanuel de Boissieu
  • João Nicolau
  • Tiziana De Mario
Okta Film, Idéale Audience, Michigan Films

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