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I fantasmi di San Berillo

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Original Title: I fantasmi di San Berillo
Director: Edoardo Morabito
Cast: Voce: Donatella Finocchiaro
Story: Edoardo Morabito,Irma Vecchio
Screenplay: Edoardo Morabito,Irma Vecchio
Genre: Documentario
Production: Lemur Films
Year: 2012
Runtime: 74'
Nationality: ITA
Location: Quartiere San Berillo Catania (CT)

Ghosts from the past and the present inhabit the old neighborhood of San Berillo, in Catania. It is 1958: while brothels are being shut down all over Italy, San Berillo is razed to the ground and its inhabitants are deported to the suburbs. A piece of the neighborhood, however, remains intact and thousands of prostitutes from all over Italy find shelter there, creating one of the biggest red light districts in the Mediterranean. Until 2000, when a police raid forces the neighborhood's inhabitants to abandon their homes once again. 

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