Directed by: Paolo Virzi
Staring: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Tedeschi and Guglielmo Pinelli
A low paid worker cycles home after cleaning up after an expensive banquet. An SUV knocks him down and drives off. This is actually the end of the narrative but forms the prologue to Virzi’s stylish film. After the prologue the film divides into three chapters telling the story up to the accident from the point of view of three of the characters involved, these being from the rich Bernaschi family and that of the middle class Ossolas. It is both a whodunit about how the cyclist was injured, also a commentary on how people behave, and particularly how the rich may think it acceptable to behave badly in a world of increasingly uneven wealth. The film was nominated as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Film at the Oscars and winner of many awards.