Archive of films All the Knowledge in the World / Tutta la conoscenza del mondo

Italy
2000, 99 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2001


Synopsis

A student in love with a philosophy professor, a man in a wheelchair who yearns to walk again, a young man who becomes a pop star and desperately seeks spiritual guidance. . . . All these bizarre characters experience bizarre situations, they meet each other and then disappear. And then there’s the mysterious torch-bearer who perhaps doesn’t exist . . . . “It’s difficult to define the character in my film since it treats several genres,” says its maker. “Without resorting to illusion, I aimed to describe the endless quest for answers to fundamental questions such as who we are and what we are doing in this world. And I chiefly wanted to capture everything which discourages us from asking these questions and prevents us from finding the answers.”

About the director

Eros Puglielli (b. 1973, Rome) studied at the film college Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia from 1994 to 1996. He began making shorts in 1990, such as Assunta, Mice (I topi), The Placebo Effect (Effetto Placebo), Dream Lunch (Pranzo onirico) and Tales of Baldassare (1997, Racconti di Baldassare). He also makes videos and commercials. All the Knowledge in the World is his first feature.

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Another View
   
Director: Eros Puglielli
Screenplay: Gabriella Blasi, Eros Puglielli
Dir. of Photography: Luca Coassin, Werther Germondari
Music: Giuliano Taviani
Editor: Valentina Girodo
Producer: Antonio Ciano, Amedeo Bacigalupo, Eros Puglielli
Production: Nuvola Film, RAI Cinema, Telepiu
Cast: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Marco Bonini, Giorgio Albertazzi, Claudio Guain, Cristiano Calogero, Eleonora Mazzoni
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