12 Einer für alle - alle für Rinaldo

2006 – 43,30 min/HD

Director: Miriam Pucitta, Michael Chauvistré

Cinematography: Michael Chauvistré

Sound: Jens Christian Börner, August Freyhaus, Has Swinkels

Music und chant: Lucia Lauri

Editing: Miriam Pucitta

Sounddesign: Marc Parisotto

Film mixing: Michael Hinreiner

Production: Happy Endings Film by order of Bayrischer Rundfunk

Editing: BR  Christian Baudissin

Rinaldo is an Italian who has lived in Munich for more than forty years. He managed to find success more so than many a German who has tried to find success in Munich. His father Ezio, who is now 85 years old, comes from a world of deepest poverty in which family cohesion was the only guarantee of survival. Rinaldo, however, recognises his chance of advancement by breaking away from the family clan after arriving in Munich as a teenager in the mid-1960s. With Roswitha, an Austrian, he succeeds in gaining success and recognition as an actor, as a salesman for Italian fashion shoes and finally as an upmarket restaurateur in a linguistic and cultural area that is foreign to him. In the case of his son Lajos, assimilation into German society has gone one step further. He was deliberately sent by his mother to a Waldorf school, i.e. to a cultural environment which, in its self-sufficient anthroposophical guard, was so far removed from the fighting spirit of his parents' emigrant economic miracle that the son became so estranged from his father in the phase of his puberty that the Italian language and tradition were meaningless to him for a long time. The hard path of Rinaldo's life- his childhood under the rule of his father Ezio, the process of freeing himself and growing up in Munich, and then above all his relationship with his son Lajos- are brought to life again in this film. Rinaldo says of his son that the apple did not fall far from the tree. But Lajos resolutely wants to distance himself from this: "Who likes to absorb everything? Of course I get a lot from them. But there are just as many things that make you different. Only parents always tend not to notice that."

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