Pietralata (film)

Pietralata (Italian: Pietralata) is a 2008 Italian film directed by Gianni Leacche.[1] The film concerns a protest against the current film industry,[2] and it was shot in 2007 in the Pietralata, a quartiere of Rome, in the eastern part of the city.[3]

Directed byGianni Leacche
StarringBenedicta Boccoli
Carla Magda Capitanio
Claudio Botosso
Massimo Bonetti
Edoardo Velo
Release date
Running time
103 mins.


The film is set in Rome: Edoardo and Giancarlo, old friends who want to become actors, are reunited after many years and are still determined to realize their dream.[4]

However, they realize the inefficiency of the film industry and also have personal problems: Edoardo falls into a deep depression, and the family of Giancarlo would like him to become a taxi driver. The situation of the two friends is a little relieved by two women, Lucrezia and Francesca, whom they meet.[5]



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  2. "A Roma la presentazione del film "Pietralata"". archivio.ilgiornaledirieti.it. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  3. "Pietralata di Gianni Leacche al Capua Cinefestival". romaest.it. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  4. "Pietralata". TrovaCinema. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  5. "Pietralata (refresh)". TrovaCinema. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
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