Rubble


16° FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS
'CINEMA DU REEL'

OFFICIAL SELECTION


20° INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

OFFICIAL SELECTION


1st PRIZE 'SPAZIO ITALIA'

8° TURIN FILM FESTIVAL

Directed by Isabella Sandri & Giuseppe M. Gaudino  / creative documentary / prod. Gaundri, Minnie Ferrara & Associati, Tape Connection, Edilight / 50 min / Beta SP/ year 1990 / Italy

On 2nd March 1970 the inhabitants of the quarter "Rione Terra" (the ancient center of the city Pozzuoli) were evacuated against their wills. The reason: earthquake. For twenty years the inhabitants have been waiting to return to their homes. In these twenty years facts occurred that had not occurred in many centuries. The acts of vandalism in the uninhabited quarter caused a greater damage than earthquake ever has.

Synopsis

The film follows a gang of youths who spend every day collecting scrap metal from derelict houses. They live in Pozzuoli, an old fishing village which has repeatedly been hit by earthquakes and where many houses are empty because of the lack of employment prospects. They demolish what had not yet been destroyed and sell the old Pozzuoli bit by bit for pocket money. The gang is in turn plundered by other gangs, a hopeless situation, living and surviving on the ruins. This is not the first time that Gaudino, one of the two makers, turned the camera on his own ruined birthplace.

Credits

Story and screenplay   Isabella Sandri & Giuseppe M. Gaudino

Photography and cameramen   Frank G. Blasberg, Isabella Sandri

Editing   Isabella Sandri & Giuseppe M. Gaudino

Production organizer   Donatello Alunni Pierucci

Production manager  Luciano Zaccaria

Postproduction  Edilight, I.P.S.

Cast

Alessandro Baratti

Fabio Lucci

Antonio Opera

Nevia Salemme

Antonio Scotti di Luzio

Luigi Lucci

Carmine Russo

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