Striking a delicious balance between non-stop gags and some very pointed cultural criticism, Gennaro Nunziante’s comedy is the highest grossing film in Italian cinema history.

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Director: Gennaro Nunziante
Cast: Luca Medici, Eleonora Giovanardi, Sonia Bergamasco, Maurizio Micheli, Lino Banfi
Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Italy

MCoarse language

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Where Am I Going?

“A phenomenon in the history of the Italian box office.”

“Full of crisp jokes and hilarious situations… It’s no wonder people are lining up to watch.”
Beppe Severgnini ,THE NEW YORK TIMES

Not many films can boast the near equivalent of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ three-week ticket sales in its first weekend, but that’s exactly what WHERE AM I GOING? achieved when it opened in Italy earlier this year. Indeed, this hilarious comedy now stands as the highest-grossing film in Italian cinema history, earning an extraordinary €65 million+.

The story takes a not-so-subtle dig at the Italian obsession of pursuing a cushy job-for-life in the public service, with its generous pension and the seeming impossibility of termination.

Co-writer Luca Medici stars as his much-celebrated comic character, Checco Zalone, a middle-aged slacker from Southern Italy who, thanks to the help of his father, is one of the privileged few with such a post. But change is in the air, and with a new reformist government vowing to cut down on bureaucracy, Checco is forced to go to great lengths to hold onto his pen-pushing role, sticking it out even if it means being sent to the North Pole or Africa. Love, however, just might be his undoing…

Striking a delicious balance between non-stop gags and some very pointed cultural criticism, the phenomenal success of WHERE AM I GOING? is proof that 90 minutes of hilarity is the perfect antidote to the world’s doom and gloom.

“An Italian Forrest Gump” – The Guardian.

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