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Ivano De Matteo

the dinner
(i nostri ragazzi)

Italy 2014
In Italian / English subtitles
94 min
For audiences aged 12 and above

Forget last year's Dutch "Dinner" and chow down on Ivano de Matteo's "The Dinner," a significant improvement on the previous adaptation and a more nuanced critique of modern society than Herman Koch's eponymous bestseller. De Matteo ("Balancing Act") and co-scripter Valentina Ferlan snip away much of the novel's shambolic final quarter, making the story about two couples learning their teenage kids have cold-bloodedly murdered a homeless woman a sharper, more credible statement about today's culture of violence.

Jay Weissberg, Variety

Director: Ivano De Matteo
Valentina Ferlan & Ivano De Matteo based on a novel by Herman Kochin
Cast: Alessandro Gassmann, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Luigi Lo Cascio, Barbora Bobulova, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Lidia Vitale
Production: Marco Poccioni & Marco Valsania / Rodeo Drive, Rai Cinema
Sales: Rai Com

Q&A after the screening 30.8.