The Place

Italy 2017
In Italian with Finnish and Swedish subtitles
105 min
For audiences of all ages
Director: Paolo Genovese
Screenplay: Christopher Kubasik, Paolo Genovese, Isabella Aguilar
Cast: Valerio Mastandrea, Marco Giallini, Alessandro Borghi, Alba Rohrwacher
Production: Marco Belardi / Lotus Production, Leone Film Group
Print Source: Future Film

Following the overwhelming success of Perfect Strangers, Paolo Genovese was in a position to do something daring and that he did, pulling an ambitious and metaphorical film out of his hat, in which he truly leaves comedy behind for the first time. The Place is the title of the film and the name of the bar, lit up in a glorious neon sign, where a man sits, always at the same table, and where 10 characters come and go, every day, at all hours, to meet and talk to him. A dialogue film, a test for its actors, and a conceptual "huis clos," which asks the audience one single yet weighty question: how far would you go to get what you want?