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Inside the tramway

Milan, morning mist.

As every day Franco is out of breath when he reaches the tramway stop.

Small details draw his attention: something strange is in the air, but what?

Direction: Filippo Soldi
Cast: Piera Degli Esposti, Gigio alberti, Carlo Giuseppe Gabardini
Screenplay: Carlo Giuseppe Gabardini e Filippo Soldi
Director of photography: Aldo Di Marcantonio
Scenography: Paola Peraro
Costumes: Marta Scarlatti
Editing: Giuseppe Pagano con la collaborazione di Andrea Ruffini
Music: Enrico Elia
Production: Caro Film
Time: 8 min.
Year: 2004
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Milan, morning mist. As every day Franco is out of breath when he reaches the tramway stop. Small details draw his attention: something strange is in the air, but what? On the tram a young man to whom Franco asks for information, answers in English, but yet he’s absolutely Italian. This morning, everybody speaks English: the tram’s announcements are in English, the posters are in English: from now on, English is the official language that the new EU legislation has adopted for the whole of Europe. Franco had been “absentminded”, he had forgotten, or misunderstood. And now? Either he adapts, or…