Perfect Strangers (Perfetti sconosciuti) is a 2016 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Paolo Genovese starring Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Edoardo Leo, Marco Giallini, Benedetta Porcaroli, Valerio Mastandrea, Alba Rohrwacher and Kasia Smutniak. It is written by Paolo Genovese, Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paola Mammini and Rolando Ravello. The direction of photography is by Fabrizio Lucci, the editing is by Consuelo Catucci and the production is by Lotus Production. The music is by Maurizio Filardi. For the full credits click here.
How well do we really know those close to us? Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.
The film was shot in Rome, between September and October 2015 and was released in Italy on February 11, 2016. It was a critical and commercial success, earning numerous awards including the Best Film Category at the David di Donatello and Best Screenplay at the Tribeca Film Festival (International Narrative Competition), grossing more than €16 million euros in Italy. The film was met with great interest at the Berlinale film market, where many countries such as France and the United States, requested the rights for a remake.
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