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Claudia Trombatore & Francesca Sicari

The story takes place in a small village, at the southern tip of Europe: Noto is situated at the south-coast of Sicily. Built in 1693 under the desert sky of North Africa, it is one of the most beautiful baroque cities.

In 1996, the dome of the famous St. Francesco cathedral caved in. Ever since the destruction of this symbol of the town’s identity, the inhabitants of Noto have become nervous, especially the young, who each and every evening meet on the steps in front of the cathedral. The ancient town must find its place in the new world:
Noto should join the global net of digital money transfer. The local confectioner “Café Sicilia” is planning a transfer of products via Internet to Tokyo and Manhattan.

Andiamo! tells a story of farewell and emergence, of friendship, love and longing. It documents a parting that concerns us all: the farewell to old Europe. It is the story of a group of young people on the steps of Noto, a group known to each other from childhood and whose relationships are familiar, friendly and amorous. This group is destined to break apart: some will leave – for the new world of the cities in the north, and some will stay – in this ancient baroque and oriental town.

Thomas Crecelius was born in 1942 in Frankfurt. He started shooting documentaries in 1986. Before that he worked as a journalist for several German newspapers and wrote several novels published by Rowohlt-Verlag. He made various documentaries for the broadcasters WDR and NDR, among them Harte Zeiten fuer wilde Herzen (1992), which won the Robert-Geissendoerfer-Prize in 1992. As a dubbing director for cinema, he has worked for directors like Spike Lee, Aki Kaurismaeki and Gus van Sant. His other films include: Metroplex (1986), Herberge am Ku'damm (1988), Die Gewalt und ihr Preis (1993), Nachts in der Notaufnahme (1999), and Andiamo! (2004), among others.
Genre Art
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2004
Director Thomas Crecelius
Screenplay Thomas Crecelius
Cinematography Jürgen Jürges, Kai Rostasy
Julia Oehring
Helmut Engel-Musehold
Cast Carmela Tafaro, Giovanna La Fauci, Gabriele Alfieri, Franco Di Martino
Producers Bernd Hellthaler, Jonathan Olsberg
Production Company EuroArts/Berlin, in co-production with Stefilm/Torino, RBB, in cooperation with ARTE
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version German
Sound Technology Dolby
With backing from German Federal Film Board, MFG Baden-Württemberg
German Distributor Ventura Film/Berlin

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