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by Carlo Mazzacurati


Against the evanescent backdrop of a small town at the mouth of the Po River, Hassan and Mara are brought together. He is a Tunisian mechanic, who after years of hard work has won esteem and respect, she a young substitute teacher waiting to leave for Brazil to work on a co-op project. Eighteen year-old aspiring journalist Giovanni is more than just a witness to the disturbing relationship that develops between them. After discovering that Hassan spies on her at night, Mara first drives him away then starts dating him. Giovanni also spies on Mara, using his computer skills to crack into her email program and read her messages. Their lives will be turned upside down by unexpected and painful events that change the course of the story.

international title: The Right Distance
original title: La giusta distanza
country: Italy
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Carlo Mazzacurati
film run: 108'
screenplay: Doriana Leondeff, Carlo Mazzacurati, Marco Pettenello, Claudio Piersanti
cast: Giovanni Capovilla, Valentina Lodovini, Giuseppe Battiston, Roberto Abbiati, Natalino Balasso, Ahmed Hafiene
cinematography by: Luca Bigazzi
film editing: Paolo Cottignola
art director: Giancarlo Basili
costumes designer: Francesca Sartori
music: Tin Hat
producer: Domenico Procacci
production: Fandango, RAI Cinema
distributor: Fandango Distribuzione
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