Starring: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria de Franciscis, Teresa Di Gregorio, Valeria Cavalli
In his warm and witty follow-up to the 2010 sleeper hit "Mid-August Lunch", writer-director-actor Gianni Di Gregorio has created another sparkling comedy - this time with a dash of the bittersweet. In "The Salt of Life", Gianni plays a middle-aged retiree who has become invisible to all distaff Romans, regardless of age or relation. He contends with an aristocratic, spendthrift mother (again played by "Lunch's" great nonagenarian Valeria de Franciscis); a wife who is more patronizing friend than romantic partner; a daughter (played by Di Gregorio’s daughter Teresa) with a slacker boyfriend whom Gianni unwillingly befriends; and a wild young neighbor who sees him merely as her dog walker. Watching his "codger" friends snare beautiful younger women on the sun-kissed cobblestones of Trastevere, Gianni tries his polite, utterly gracious best to generate some kind of extracurricular love life - with both hilarious and poignant results.
30 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage, U.S. Theatrical Trailer.
Italian Language Film with English Subtitles.
Gianni Di Gregorio,
Valeria de Franciscis,
Teresa Di Gregorio,
|Studio Name:||Team Marketing|
|DVD Release Date:||09/18/2012|
|Run Time (in minutes):||90 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital|
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