After the India of Varanasi's boatmen, the American desert of the dropouts, and the Mexico of the killers of drug trade, Gianfranco Rosi has decided to tell the tale of a part of his own country, roaming and filming for over two years in a minivan on Rome's giant ring road – the Grande Raccordo Anulare, or GRA – to discover the invisible worlds and possible futures harbored in this area of constant turmoil. Elusive characters and fleeting apparitions emerge from the background of the winding zone... Far from the iconic sites of Rome, the GRA is a repository of stories of those at the edges of the ever-expanding universe of the capital city.
70th Venice International Film Festival
"There is no difference between fiction and documentary, it is always about drama and therefore every story has a way of being narrated. If anything, it is important to ask ourselves what is real and what is fake."
Screenplay: Gianfranco Rosi, Nicolò Bassetti
Director of Photography: Gianfranco Rosi
Film Editor: Jacopo Quadri
Sound: Gianfranco Rosi
Producer: Marco Visalberghi
Production Company: Doc Lab
Co-Producer: Carole Solive
World Sales: Doc & Film International
Distributor: Kairos Filmverleih
Director: Gianfranco Rosi