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Mid-August Lunch

A gentle slice of Italian life comedy, in which a middle aged man has to look after four elderly women for a few days. Still living with his 93-year-old mother Valeria, Gianni has fallen behind on the rent to landlord Luigi. Eager to leave on holiday, Luigi suggests a deal - he will wipe the slate clean if Gianni can look after his mother Marina for a few days. Gianni reluctantly agrees, but is soon riled when Luigi arrives with his aunt Maria as well. Seeing an opportunity, his friend Marcello soon gets in on the act, dropping off his mother Grazia for a quick break. As Gianni struggles to cater to the needs of the elderly ladies, the diverging views of the four women quickly make his job at hand all the more difficult.

Year: 2008
Genre: Comedy, Italian Cinema, Film Festivals 2009
Country: Italy
Director: Gianni Di Gregorio
Starring: Marina Cacciotti, Grazia Cesarini Sforza, Valeria De Franciscis, Alfonso Santagata, Gianni Di Gregorio, Luigi Marchetti, Maria Cali
Duration: 75 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains violence.
Subtitles: Yes
7/10
Location in store: Foreign (Italy)

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