Search Search

Il Limite

Picture of Il Limite
Original Title: Il Limite
Director: Rossella Schillaci
Cast: Nicola Russo; Nino Tumminello; Matteo Giacalone; Ahmed Zaminne
Story: Rossella Schillaci
Screenplay: Rossella Schillaci
Genre: Documentario
Production: Filippo Pistoia
Year: 2011
Runtime: 55'
Nationality: ITA
Location: Porto Mazara del Vallo (TP) /Abitazioni Mazara del Vallo (TP)
An incisive portrait of life aboard a Sicilian fishing vessel, the film depicts the daily struggle of fishermen to earn a living in a harsh physical environment. Manning the 'Priamo' are Cola, the captain, Ahmed, the Tunisian first mate, two Italian engineers, and two Tunisian seamen. At sea for three weeks at a time, they fish off the coasts of Libya and Tunisia, sometimes outside the fishing limits and risking interception by the authorities. An intimate account of remoteness: after a few days on shore, the men leave their homes and families for a month. Night and day the nets are cast every four hours; the work is demanding and poorly paid; the quarters are cramped and uncomfortable; conflicts and prejudices surface amidst the roar of the engines and the sea. Beyond the horizon lies Africa, where immigrants embark for Europe, leaving their homes and families behind in the hope of finding a better life

Share on