Torino Boys (1997)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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The brothers Marco and Antonio Manetti wrote and directed this comedy about Rome's Nigerian community. Recent arrival Nike (Juliet Omoniji) hopes to find romance with Torino boy Eby (Paul Anthony Anderson) when he travels to Rome for a soccer match, but Eby's Torino girlfriend (Jennifer Bola Akinemi) creates an unexpected hurdle. A parallel story is intercut to follow another young woman who travels to Italy from a poverty-stricken Nigerian village and gets a big welcome from those who plan to exploit her. This film is part of the "Another Country in My Eyes" series that also includes Francesca Pirani's The Apartment, Rachid Benhadj's The Tree of Human Destinies, and Robert Giannarelli's Di Cielo in Cielo. Shown at 1997 film festivals (Turin, Locarno).



soccer, love, love-triangle, poverty, romance