The Adventures of Gigi the Law

The Adventures of Gigi the Law

Italy | 2022 | 102 min. | Alessandro Comodin

November 12, 2022

Cinema Italian Style

Gigi is a rural traffic officer where nothing ever happens. When a young girl dies (not the first suicide in the town), Gigi starts investigating a strange world, between reality and fantasy, in which a garden is a jungle and where an ever-smiling policeman keeps his heart open to love. 

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Gigi, a good-natured, contemplative policeman in a small village in northern Italy, spends his workdays making inquiries into minor infractions, checking on residents, listening to his car radio, and flirting with a pretty new colleague. Yet even in this uneventful town, there is a dark undercurrent of melancholy, indicated by a wave of recent suicides on the local train tracks. Alessandro Comodin follows his breakthrough shape-shifter Happy Times Will Come Soon with a slippery, often very funny slice-of-life portrait that drifts into occasional glimmers of surreality. Comodin’s brilliantly expressive use of off-screen space unsettles even as it amuses, creating a world whose contours are just barely discernible, whether cloaked in a nighttime thicket of trees or against the bright sun-dappled countryside.

  • Original Language Title: Gigi la legge
  • Director: Alessandro Comodin
  • Principal Cast: Pier Luigi Mecchia, Ester Vergolini, Annalisa Ferrari, Tomaso Cecotto, Massimo Piazza
  • Country: Italy, France, Belgium
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 102 min.
  • Producer: Paolo Benzi, Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Alice Lemaire
  • Screenplay: Alessandro Comodin
  • Cinematographers: Tristan Bordmann
  • Editors: João Nicolau
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  • Awards: Locarno Film Festival 2022 (Special Jury Prize), Villa Medici Fim Festival 2022 (Jury Prize)
  • Filmography: Happy Times Will Come Soon (2016), Summer of Giacomo (2011)
  • Language: Italian, Friulian
  • International Sales: Shellac