I Recuperanti


Time Out says

A curiously exact echo of Olmi's first feature, Time Stood Still, with its quietly funny exploration of the relationship between two men, one young and one old, who have nothing in common but their work. High up in the mountains, amid past battlefields, they scavenge for old shells and hidden ammunition dumps, dreaming of the day of El Dorado when they will find the armoured car which supposedly lies buried somewhere, lost and forgotten. Shot in documentary style, with amateur actors and a minimum of plot, it may not sound too enticing; but one has to reckon with Olmi's extraordinary ability to make bricks without straw, and here he constructs an entire drama out of the conflict between two lifestyles. Deceptively simple, it speaks volumes about our rat-race civilisation in its vivid, quizzically funny way.

By: TM


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Ermanno Olmi
Mario Rigoni Stern, Tullio Kezich, Ermanno Olmi
Antonio Lunardi
Andreino Carli
Alessandra Micheletto
Pietro Tolin
Marilena Rossi
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