Padrone e Sotto

Tricarico in the deep south of Italy. Those who are allowed to drink are winners. And those who remain sober are losers. That’s what filmmaker Michele Cirigliano understood as a child about the drinking game “Padrone e Sotto”. Thirty years later, he attempts to understand what has confused him about this game since his childhood: Where exactly is the line between game and reality? Are these men just playing? Or do they really mean what they say when their verbal aggression breaks out?

Director's Biography
Michele Cirigliano, born in 1976, is a Swiss documentary filmmaker. From 2002 to 2012, he worked as a secondary school teacher in Switzerland. Michele Cirigliano subsequently studied Film Sciences at the University of Zurich and tutored at the Faculty of the Arts. In 2014, Cirigliano gratuated in Documentary Filmmaking from the Zurich University of the Arts. // Films (selection): QUANDO SI UCCIDE(VA) IL MAIALE (2011, doc), ET LES PORTES S'OUVRENT (2013, short doc), PADRONE E SOTTO (2014, doc)
Competition Documentary 2015
Michele Cirigliano
Switzerland 2014
72 minutes
OV with English subtitles / OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Michele Cirigliano
Cinematography Aurelio Buchwalder
Editing Anja Bombelli
Sound/Sounddesign Peter Bräker
With Enza Molinari, Minguccio Amato, Paolo Dabraio, Nicola Santoro, Nicola Ditella
Producer(s) Hercli Bundi (Mira Film), Philippe Favre (Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK) Koproduktion / Co-Production Zurich University of the Arts, ZHdK (CH)
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