The Successor

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The engineer Vito Alfieri Fontana is the previous owner of Tecnovar, an Italian company specialized in the production and distribution of landmines. A deep existential crisis brought the engineer to question himself, his job and his family, especially the troubled relationship he had with his charismatic father. One question seems to be haunting him: how many were the victims caused by his work in Tecnovar? The answer is the beginning of a trip from Italy to a war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina, where teams of sappers and mine specialists are still working in land remediation.

Details

Country of Production
Italy

Year of Production
2015

Format
DCP

Length
52 min

Director
Mattia Epifani

Production
Apulia Film Commission in association with Fluid Produzioni

Original Language
Italian, English, Bosnian

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

IDFA 2015
Torino IFF 2015 (CIPPUTI Award)
Slamdance FF 2016
Göteborg IFF 2016
Hot Docs Toronto 2016
Ischia FF 2016 (Special Mention)