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  • by Salvo Cuccia
  • Italy
  • 57.0 mins
  • Festival: 2004
  • Section: Filmmakers of the Present Video

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A great filmmaker of documentary as well as of fiction films, Italian director Vittorio De Seta was a privileged witness to the brutal industrial development that took place in Italy in the second part of the twentieth century. He made ten shorts films about the archaic world of southern Italy which made their mark in the history of the genre. For Détour De Seta, Salvo Cuccia charts those fifty years of Italian history by taking extracts from De Seta’s films, complementing them with interviews with the master himself, as well as with the writer Vincenzo Consolo and film critics, notably Goffredo Fofi and Michele Mancini. The filmmaker also tracked down former farmers, miners and fishermen, who De Seta had portrayed in his earliest documentaries. They give an account here of the radical changes in their respective fields of work.

Production Year: 2004

Production country: Italy

Runtime: 57.0 mins


Director: Salvo Cuccia

Screenplay: Salvo Cuccia, Benni Atria

Cinematography: Vincenzo Marinese

Music: Domenico Sciajno

Sound: Pierre-Yves Lavoué

Editing: Benni Atria

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Production:  Filmoteca Regionale Siciliana 

World Sales:  Palomar S.P.A.

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