Films 2016

Le ultime cose

by Irene Dionisio / Italy, Switzerland, France 2016 / 85' / In Competition

Cast and Credits

Original title / Le ultime cose

Director / Irene Dionisio

Screenplay / Irene Dionisio

Cinematography / Caroline Champetier

Editing / Aline Hervé

Music / Matteo Marini, Gabriele Concas, Peter Anthony Truffa

Sound / François Musy, Marc Thill

Art Direction / Giorgio Barullo

Costumes / Silvia Nebiolo

Cast / Fabrizio Falco (Stefano), Roberto De Francesco (Sergio), Christina Rosamilia (Sandra), Alfonso Santagata (Michele), Salvatore Cantalupo (Angelo), Anna Ferruzzo (Anna), Nicole De Leo (Marilù), Maria Eugenia D’Aquino (Rosa), Margherita Coldesina (Simonetta), Matteo Polidoro (Gabriele)

Production / Carlo Cresto-Dina (Tempesta) with Rai Cinema

Co-production / Tiziana Soudani (Amka Films Productions), Alexandra Henochsberg, Grégory Gajos, Arthur Hallereau (Ad Vitam Production),  RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera with the support of the Federal Office of Culture Switzerland (DFI), in collaboration with Istituto Luce – Cinecittà, film with the recognition of cultural interest and the support of Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo – Direzione Generale Cinema with the support of Film Commission Torino Piemonte

World Sales / Alma Cinema

Format / DCP, color

Runtime / 85 min.


In Torino, a bittersweet crowd is bringing its own belongings to a pawn shop, waiting for a ransom or the final auction. Between the thousands of faces that tell the human inventory of the crisis, three stories intertwine unconsciously in the thin line of moral debt. Sandra, a young trans, in order to escape her past sells her fur coat. Her gaze will cross Stefano’s, a novice who just started working at the bank, and who drags her towards a tender obsession. Michele, a retired porter, asks for a loan to a family member, who will turn out to be fatally the wrong person to ask a favour from.

Irene Dionisio

Irene DionisioIrene Dionisio was born in 1986. She graduated in Aesthetical and Social Philosophy at the University of Torino, and did a Master degree in Documentary filmmaking directed by Daniele Segre and Marco Bellocchio, as well as a Master at IED directed by Alina Marazzi. Through the association Fluxlab, of which she is a founding member, she curates cultural and artistic projects about issues such as integration, cultural policies and gender issues. Her artistic production includes video installations and documentaries, such as Sponde. Nel sicuro sole del nord (2015), La fabbrica è piena. Tragicommedia in otto atti (2011). Le ultime cose is her first feature film.