THE BEGINNERS
Filmfest 2016

German Age Rating

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An Italian in Paris: Fausto is a waiter in a luxury hotel. On the roof, he runs into 20-year-old Nadine. They both feel disoriented, longing for happiness, wherever it may be found. Their relationship is put to the test again and again, between Paris and Milan, jail terms, accidents and moments of freedom. A film between epic tragedy and romantic fairy tale.

tags: Loneliness, Violence, Happiness, Love, Feature film

Cast: Elio Germano, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Valerio Binasco, Elena Radonicich, Roschdy Zem

Credits

Screenplay: Filippo Gravino, Claudio Cupellini, Guido Lucalano

Director of Photography: Gergely Poharnok

Film Editor: Giuseppe Trepiccione

Composer: Pasquale Catalano

Production Designer: Paki Meduri

Costume Design: Mariano Tufano

Sound: Angelo Bonanni

Producer: Fabrizio Donvito, Benedetto Habib, Marco Cohen

Co-Producer: Paolo Del Brocco

Production Company: Indiana Production Company SRL

Co-Production Company: 2.4.7 Films, Rai Cinema

World Sales: Films Distribution

Director: Claudio Cupellini

biography

Claudio Cupellini was born in Camposampiero, Veneto, in 1973. He studied film at the Centro Seprimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, shooting his first short film LE DIABLE AU VÉLO 1999, his first feature film LESSONS IN CHOCOLATE 2007. A QUIET LIFE starring Toni Servillo (2011) won the Marc’Aurelio Prize for Best Actor. In 2013, Cupellini was one of the showrunners of series GOMORRHA and directed three episodes. ALASKA is his third feature.