Mari del Sud (2002)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Italy, Spain, UK  |  
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Directed by Marcello Cesena, Mari del Sud (Our Tropical Island) follows a dysfunctional family whose idea of concealing their bankruptcy from friends and family is hiding in the basement of their palatial home while they're presumed to be vacationing. The basement is a disgusting place to live; rat-infested and stocked only with pickled vegetables, trips to the supermarket and attempts to counter their meddling neighbors become full-scale commando operations. As the situation snowballs, the family is unwittingly pushed into a catharsis which will bring them together in a way they hadn't thought possible.

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bankruptcy, dysfunctional, family