WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME (SWITZERLAND/2019/DRAMA/ROMANCE)
QUELLO CHE NON SAI DI ME: WT
Language: Italian, English, Bambara
製作公司: Peacock Film AG, Solaria Film, Axman Production
Patricia and Ikendu meet in a town in Italian-speaking Switzerland. He comes from Mali but keeps silent about the reasons for his flight. As they begin a carefree life, one day Ikendu is arrested and incriminated by corrupt police. As their relationship is put to the test, Ikendu must decide between his relationship and the moral dilemma he is placed under. Featuring Koudous Seihon (Cannes Critics’ Week title “Mediterranea”) and Linda Olsansky.
Patricia and Ikendu meet in a town in Italian-speaking Switzerland. He comes from Mali, she's 39, employed and the single mother of two daughters. He keeps silent about the reasons for his flight, but he's 39, a fantastic cook and brings warmth and stability into the chaos that is Patricia's life. After their wedding, they live a carefree life, without asking each other too many questions, but one day, Ikendu is arrested and incriminated by corrupt police as a drug dealer. Now, a difficult period for the couple begins as they both find out things, they had previously hidden from one another. At times, this leaves them speechless, at others it causes violent arguments. They often don't understand the world any longer. Nonetheless their relationship takes an important step forward.
What You Don't Know About Me speaks of a love story - that between Ikendu and Patricia - set in the calm and, in many respects, conformist region of Ticino; two characters who, as a result of their own particular story and lifestyle, find themselves on the margins of a society which keeps them at arm’s distance, as if suspicious, alien beings.
Ikendu is forced to flee from Mali via Libya and Italy to Bellinzona in Switzerland, where Patricia is living an unfulfilled life with her two daughters, whose absent fathers have taken their own paths. As their contrasting lives converge, they believe to have finally reached their destination.
Writer/Director: Rolando Colla
Producers: Elena Pedrazzoli Emanuele Nespeca
Production Co: Peacock Film AG, Solaria Film, Axman Production
Cast: Linda Olsansky, Koudous Seihon, Cristian Izzo, Gaia Sciarini, LeAnn-Maria Stefanachi, Eva Sitta, Emanuela Scirea
- Special Screening, Zurich FF, 2019.
- Colla says he was inspired to make the film, which is based on a true story, because he wanted to explore what happens to the refugees when they are no longer in the headlines. In the film the refugee faces a choice between deportation or integration by means of a forced confession.
- “…poetic and heartfelt film…” - Cineuropa