The Interval

Dir.: Leonardo di Costanzo | Italy, Switzerland, Germany 2012 | 90 min

An abandoned factory on the outskirts of Naples is the run-down setting for an intimate and intense (hostage) drama where distrust turns into trust between two teenagers, who have both taken their first, fatal steps into a hopeless life at the bottom of the merciless hierarchy of the underworld. Salvatore is a henchman of a local gang, Veronica has flirted with the wrong man and is now waiting to receive her punishment. He has reluctantly been sent to watch over her, and as the hours pass, a fragile confidence slowly develops between them. None of them really knows what will happen, and neither do we as spectators of a film where the overall picture is only revealed as the two protagonists open up to each other. But as time passes, the threatening and uncertain punishment is also drawing closer. 'The Interval' is an exciting and suspense-filled piece of realism from the edge of a society where it is more profitable to get involved with the Camorra than to embark on a future that from every angle looks completely hopeless.

Original Title
L'Intervallo
Title
The Interval
Country
Italy, Switzerland, Germany
Release Year
2012
Duration
90 min.
Directors
Leonardo di Costanzo
Producer
Carlo Cresto-Dina
Script
Cast
Francesca Riso, Alessio Gallo, Carmine Paternoster, Salvatore Ruocco, Antonio Buil, Jean-Yves Morard
Camera
Luca Bigazzi
Sound
Daniela Bassani , Marzia Cordò
Editor
Carlotta Cristiani
Production Company
Tempesta Film, Amka Films Productions, Rai Cinema
Version
Dialogue: Italian English Subtitles
Tempo
5
Thrills
6
Sighs
6
Laughs
4
Look
5
Food for thought
6