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Picture of Terramatta
Original Title: Terramatta
Director: Costanza Quatriglio
Cast: Voce narrante: Roberto Nobile
Story: Vincenzo Rabito,Costanza Quatriglio,Chiara Ottaviano
Screenplay: Costanza Quatriglio,Chiara Ottaviano
Genre: Documentario
Production: Chiara Ottaviano
Year: 2011
Runtime: 76'
Nationality: ITA
Location: Città e dintorni Chiaramonte Gulfi (RG) /Città e dintorni Ragusa (RG) /

The documentary directed by Costanza Quatriglio is based on the memoir Terra Matta by Vincenzo Rabito. Terramatta is a symphony of landscapes - old and new, near and far - filmed with the help of electronic music and archives. The story is brought to life by Vincenzo Rabito, an illiterate Sicilian, through a blend of imaginary, musical language - neither Italian nor dialect. A striking storyteller, he recounts Italian twentieth century history through thousands of dictated, tightly written, rope-bound pages, tracing the extremes of a century marked by poverty and economic boom, disgrace and redemption. Rabito gives an impassioned and unique autobiographical perspective on a complicated part of Italian history, forcing his audience to face up to contradictory and uncomfortable truths.

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