Three lives intertwine at a pawn shop in Turin. Stefano is torn between doing the right thing and keeping his pawnbroker job after catching his manager deceiving customers, one of whom is Sandra, a trans woman at odds with her past. Outside the shop, Michele gets in too deep with street hagglers.
This promising fiction debut by visual artist Irene Dionisio tackles the grotesque reality of Italian bureaucracy and crippling financial debt. Neorealist in form and starring newcomer Fabrizio Falco, The Last Things is an absorbing drama that will leave you thinking long after the end credits.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States