The War of the Yokels

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Italy | 2017 | 100 minutes | Davide Barletti, Lorenzo Conte

It's the 1970's off the coast of Puglia and no one really knows why their centuries-old war exists, but when the "yokels" of the underclass carry out a series of disruptive invasions and bring in a ruthless outsider, things start to escalate. A rambunctious mixture of social satire, perilous adventure, and low-key fantasy, featuring energetic performances by its cast of young actors including Claudio Santamaria (They Call Me Jeeg Robot).

Screening as part of Cinema Italian Style.

  • Original Language Title: La guerra dei cafoni
  • Director: Davide Barletti, Lorenzo Conte
  • Principal Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Ernesto Mahieux, Donato Paterno, Piero Dioniso, Pasquale Patruno, Kevin Magrì
  • Country: Italy
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Producer: Daniele di Gennaro
  • Screenplay: Davide Barletti, Lorenzo Conte, Carlo D'Amicis, Giulio Calvani, Barbara Alberti
  • Cinematographers: Duccio Cimatti
  • Editors: Jacopo Quadri
  • Music: David Aaron Logan
  • Filmography: Fine pena mai (2008); Italian Sud Est (2003)
  • Language: Italian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • International Sales: Rai Com