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Lezioni di cioccolato (2007)

Lezioni di cioccolato
Running time: 99 min. | Genre: Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Kitchen, Immigration
Lezioni di cioccolato

Synopsis

Mattia, a 32 year old building contractor in Perugia has lots of style, nice suits, nice car, gorgeous looking girlfriend but behind this facade is cutting corners with site safety and hiring immigrant workers. Taking to the golf course hoping to meet wealthy, upmarket clients he meets a doctor who offers him a contract to build a luxurious weekend getaway but not one Euro above 300,000 will he pay. Meantime back on site to save 12,000 euros in scaffolding he has illegally-hired worker Kamal working on a roof without any safety nets and Kamal falls from the roof, finishing up in hospital with his entire upper body in plaster. Kamal unknown to Mattia has won a position in a chocolate making competition at a nearby factory who are celebrating their centenary of operation. Before leaving Egypt, Kamal was a pastry cook in Egypt. By doing the chocolate course he hopes to gain a diploma to start a new career in Italy as a chocolate maker. First prize is enough money to start his own business. So Mattia has a choic;face the police or stand in for Kamal at the advanced chocolate making course. Egyptian laborer versus trendy Italian businessman. So goodbye pony tail, hello perm, goodbye smart phone and clothes. In the class are: a middle aged woman, a man whose father owns 4 pastry shops and the beautiful, passionate Cecilia, whose love life is littered with liars. Feeling sorry for our stand in Kamal she offers to coach Mattia, after hours, to improve his chocolate making. Mattia leads a double life of Egyptian by day, homework and contractor by day and night transforming in the process from being self centred to finding love and life at the same time.

Nominations & Awards

David di Donatello

David of the Youth Award (Claudio Cupellini)
NOMINATED
David Giovani Award (Claudio Cupellini)
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Lezioni di cioccolato

Director

Claudio Cupellini

Producer

Cattleya

Running time

99 min.

Screenwriter

Fabio Bonifacci, Christian Poli

Music

Teho Teardo

Cinematography

Giovanni Cavallini

Year

2007

Country

Italy Italy

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