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War of the Yokels, The

Original title: Guerra dei Cafoni, La
German title: War of the Yokels, The *
Italy, 2016

Director: Barletti, Davide, Conte, Lorenzo
Production company: Minimum Fax Media, La Luna
Co-producers: Rai Cinema
Length: 100 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Summer 1975. In a village on the eastern coast of Puglia, a war is rekindled between the sons of the well-to-do familes and the children of the local fishermen, shepherds, and farmers: the so-called cafoni or bumpkins. Hostilities are declared by the leader of the well-to-do families, whose real first name is Angelo, but whose nickname bears the mark of a champion and of the perfidious: Francisco Marinho (a buccaneering Brazilian soccer star of the period), also known as the Evil One. Obsessed with his hatred for the cafoni - part buffoon, part local soccer-league George Bush - Francisco Marino fights in the name of the class division and historic continuity. When, however, out of a tragicomic misunderstanding, his vision of the world is undercut by a new dimension of compassion - or perhaps love - for a young cafona, or bumpkin woman, the separation between good and evil, previously always so clear, begins to cloud over.

Rome IFF 2016, Rotterdam IFF 2017, Buenos Aires IFF 2017, Sevilla IFF 2017, Munich IFF 2017

Website: www.filmitalia.org/p.aspx?t=film&l=en&did=73372

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